Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Pompeii's Last Day
In Pompeii people lived next to a volcano and one morning in 79AD, the volcano erupted. It was called Mt. Vesuvius. The volcano exploded where lava and rising smoky ash came out of it's crater. Falling rocks looked like it fell from the sky but it came out of the crater. More than 20,000 people died from the hot, scorching, poisonous gases. As the ash covered the city of Pompeii, they were buried 6 metres underground. Hundreds of years later, people discovered the town of Pompeii when they started digging underground. People were found and made out of rocks.