Pompeii, Italy. This history is awesome. The volcano erupted and the lava covered the whole village. Now the whole village is ALWAYS going to be remembered. I have wanted to go here for years.

These people were in Pompeii when Mount Vesuvius erupted. The eruption released tons of pumice, a light volcanic rock. It completely buried the town and the people. Under the pumice, the bodies were preserved. -- That's creepy

Mount Vesuvius erupting at the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum // 79 CE // "Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum" exhibit, 2013 // British Museum // #archaeology                                                                                                                                                     More

People like us: An incredible insight into the Romans who died in Pompeii's horror

A look at today's Pompeii and the fascinating circumstances around the tragic Mount Vesuvius eruption.

New scans show victims of ancient Pompeii eruption

New scans show victims of ancient Pompeii eruption

Scientists use CAT scan technology to learn about the habits of life, employment and social class of the residents of Pompeii who died in 79 AD after the volcano erupted.

The spheres in the illustration above represent the volume of erupted tephra for some of the most widely known explosive volcanic eruptions. Although most people believe that eruptions such as Vesuvius (79 AD - the Pompeii eruption), Mount St. Helens (1980) and Mount Pinatubo (1991) were enormous, they are very small compared to other documented eruptions such as Toba, Yellowstone or Long Valley Caldera.  Toba is beyond my comprehension.  #supervolcanoes

Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) Some volcanic eruptions are thousands, or even a million times more explosive than others.

Vesuvius from Pompeii, Italy

Vesuvius from Pompeii, Italy : Pompeii was an ancient Roman town in Italy. The city Pompeii was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Scan reveals these victims of the Pompeii eruption were both men...lovers, perhaps?

Embracing figures at Pompeii 'could have been gay lovers', after scan reveals they are both men

Visitors look over a cast of a victim of the Pompeii eruption. Due to the shackles on his ankles, he could not escape the blast. He is believed to be a slave.

Visitors look over a cast of a victim of the Pompeii eruption. Due to the shackles on his ankles, he could not escape the blast. He is believed to be a slave.

Pompeii - this is actually a cast of the void left by a person who was unfortunately in the wrong place at the wrong time when Mt. Vesuvius erupted that fateful day... Horrifying, and I cannot imagine the terror.

2010 - Best of Italy trip Pompeii - this is actually a cast of the void left by a person who was unfortunately in the wrong place at the wrong time when Mt. Vesuvius erupted that fateful day.

Unfinished vases found in Pompeii reveal panic as eruption loomed - http://mashable.com/2014/11/22/pompeii-eruption-vases/

Unfinished vases found in Pompeii reveal panic as eruption loomed

A pottery workshop discovered near one of Pompeii's gates was hastily abandoned, as workers realized the volcano was erupting.

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