Things you did not know about Pompeii. Mount Vesuvius was responsible for the destruction of the city of Pompeii in 79 AD. Most everyone has heard one story or another about arguably the most well-known volcanic eruption in history, but how many of you know what really happened on that fateful day in Pompeii
Interesting Facts about Pompeii - It was completely ruined and destroyed on an August morning in 79 AD, due to the pyroclastic flows from Mount Vesuvius, which is 8 miles away. Located near Naples in the volcanic region of Campania, it is an archaeological site that was hidden below about 20 feet of volcanic debris until 1599. Once excavation started in the mid-18th century, the world came to know more about ancient Rome, its culture, beliefs.