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POMPEII

This is a Prezi explaining what happened before and after Mt Vesuvius erupted in Pompeii.
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A Duthie

on 21 August 2013

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Transcript of POMPEII

BY ALICE DUTHIE
POMPEII
Pompeii was an ancient Roman city, buried by a volcanic eruption. Two thousand years later, archaeologists uncovered the city.
POMPEII HISTORY
Mt Vesuvius erupted Aug. 24, A.D. 79. The eruption was so big that it buried the whole of Pompeii.
MT VESUVIUS
The city of Pompeii was a popular vacation destination for the Romans. It is estimated that between ten thousand and twenty thousand people lived in the city. Many wealthy Romans had summer homes in Pompeii and would live there during the hot summer months
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BEFORE THE ERUPTION
After the disastrous eruption of Mt Vesuvius, tens of thousands of people died.
AFTER THE ERUPTION
Now, the Roman people of Pompeii are left like statues and are a tourist attraction.
POMPEII NOW
Sadly, the people buried in the eruption over time turned to stone. Some are still on streets of Pompeii and some, are in museums
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WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PEOPLE?
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