Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pompeii: Frozen in time

Images above: The city of Pompeii today, with Mount Vesuvius in the background

The history of Pompeii: frozen in time

The city of Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

The following videos give a great insight into what a city frozen in time would look like.

* A day in Pompeii

* The last day of Pompeii

* If these walls could speak 

* Buried alive 

* Unearthing Pompeii 

* Pompeii: The full movie

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