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Timeline: Pompeii
8th–6th centuries BC: Pompeii is founded.
79 AD: Mount Vesuvius erupts, covering Pompeii 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash.
1748: The ruins of Pompeii are discovered.

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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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Find out more about the history of Pompeii, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com.

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Mount Vesuvius near Pompeii, Italy, begins to erupt on this day in the year 79; within the next 25 hours, it wipes out the entire town. Hundreds of years later, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Jun 29, 2016 ... The only active volcano on mainland Europe is famous for destroying the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

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Feb 22, 2017 ... 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 ...

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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  ...

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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 ...