In the town Pompeii there where beautiful houses everywhere. It was a flourishing resort for Rome’s disguised citizens, until the Mount Vesuvius erupted for a second time after sixteen years. This time far worst than the first time. It happened in 79 A.D., when the eruption sent out a plume of ashes, along with pumice and other rocks, and scalding gases so high into the sky that it could not be seen from hundred of miles away. As more ash began to fall, it clogged the air, making it hard to breath. Eventually buildings started collapsing. At one point, a 100-mile-per hour surge of insanely heated poison gas and pulverized rock poured down the side of the mountain, leading it to swallow everything and everyone that stood by its path. Once it came to an end, Pompeii was buried in millions of tons of ashes, and 2000 people died. Pompeii was then abandoned for centuries, but not only Pompeii. Smaller neighboring towns such as Stabiae and  herculaneum were also abandoned.

It was discovered that all buildings were intact when a group of explorers were searching for ancient artifacts and ended up in Campania in 1748. Underneath the extremely deep ash they discovered that after 2000 years Pompeii was almost completely intact. Skeletons lay frozen where they had dropped dead, every day objects where found scattered on the ground, and the buildings were mostly intact. To this day, scholars and tourists find it just as fascinating as they did once it was discovered

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