World Around Us - Natural Disasters
I hope that you enjoyed researching and making a PowerPoint on your chosen volcano last week. This week you will be taking a closer look at one of the most famous volcanic eruptions that the world has ever seen. It is the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.
Lesson 9 – The city of Pompeii
In this lesson you are going to learn about the lost city of Pompeii. Pompeii was a Roman town in southern Italy. On 24th August AD 79 it was buried under volcanic ash and rock following the eruption of the volcano, Mount Vesuvius. Most of the people who lived there were killed. The town was excavated 1600 years later and the remains of many items, buildings and people were found in a ‘petrified’ state (as they were at the time of the eruption). Today Pompeii is a tourist destination where you can walk through the streets of what was once the first-century Roman city of Pompeii.
Step 1 – Watch the ‘Mount Vesuvius’ YouTube video
Step 2 – Open and read ‘The City of Pompeii’ link and complete the quiz at the end
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