eLessons

  • Pompeii

    Published in August 2004

    On August 24th, 79 A.D., Vesuvius blew its top, literally. Although most of the citizens of Pompeii had already left town, the volcano still claimed 2,000 lives and a further 1,500 from other towns. Since 1748, when excavations at Pompeii started, we have learnt a great deal about life in Roman times. We have also learnt that we are not as different as we might think from the people who lived in those times. Because the ash covered the city so quickly, it’s as if someone took a photo showing us the day-to-day routines of the time that are still so much a part of our lives today.

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