8th–6th centuries BC:
Pompeii is founded.
Mount Vesuvius erupts, covering Pompeii 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash.
The ruins of Pompeii are discovered.
The archaeological digs at the site extend to the street level of the AD 79 volcanic
event; deeper digs in older parts of Pompeii and ...
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The well-preserved ruins of Pompeii give visitors a look into the lives of ancient
Romans. ... Pompeii may be ancient history, but scientists are pretty sure Mount ...
The Destruction of Pompeii, 79 AD. Printer Friendly Version >>>. On August 24,
79 Mount Vesuvius literally blew its top, spewing tons of molten ash, pumice and
Nov 17, 2012 ... Pompeii was a large Roman town in the Italian region of Campania which was
completely buried in volcanic ash following the eruption of ...
Jun 29, 2016 ... The only active volcano on mainland Europe is famous for destroying the cities of
Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Mar 29, 2011 ... Read a detailed account about the disaster at Pompeii. Why were people
unprepared for the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius if the signs were ...
Sep 13, 2016 ... Pompeii is first mentioned in history in 310 bce, when, during the Second
Samnite War, a Roman fleet landed at the Sarnus port of Pompeii and ...
What Happened in Pompeii. Pompeii is undoubtedly one of the world's best
known archaeological sites. Its fame comes from its dramatic destruction and ...