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The Tragedy of Pompeii - Poomika's Booktalk

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Saruka Kanthagnani

on 4 April 2013

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Transcript of The Tragedy of Pompeii - Poomika's Booktalk

By: Poomika Kanthagnani The Tragedy of Pompeii Conclusion Earthquakes usually hit Pompeii but not as bad as the one that hit in 62 CE. This earthquake damaged several buildings. In 79 CE the terrible tragedy happened when the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. For several centuries Herculaneum and Pompeii were forgotten by the world. The eruption happened so quickly that people died when they were strolling around the street doing everyday things. Last Day....... Rocks and ash rained over burying Pompeii with thousands of people dying. The hot ash that covered the bodies turned to solid, hard rock. Soon when the bodies decomposed there was holes where the bodies were. The holes were filled with plaster to make casts of the people. Since the tragedy that happened in 79 CE Mount Vesuvius has erupted several times.Vesuvius ( if it wanted to ) could erupt any moment now. This is a hazard because thousands of people are working and living close to the volcano now. Introduction One day as ordinary people were walking on the streets doing everyday things thinking it was just another ordinary day... but it wasn't.
Pompeii, Herculaneum and other surrounding cities were buried with ash from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. FOUND: Buried Cities
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