Some people know what happened in Pompeii, but to know it indepth it you need a lot of a pleasant research. Nevertheless, if someone visits the place of the facts, they will understand what really happened there.
A eruption destroyed the city, killing its inhabitants and burying it under tons of ash. Although many people escaped as the eruption continued, in an instant, an avalanche of lava and rock disgorged from the crater and raced down the mountainside. Also, it hit Pompeii at 100 miles per hour, burying the town in an instant but also preserving it perfectly for 1,500 years. Of the many effects it had on the Roman Empire and world history, the eruption gave us the word “Plinian” which vulcanologists use to describe large clouds of ash and dust released into the atmosphere by volcanic eruptions.
Today Pompeii is one of the most important archeological digs in the world and if you want to visit, our Insiders’ Guide on Pompeii has all the information you’ll need.