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  1. The Destruction of Pompeii By, Taylor Marks May 18, 2010 Pd. 4

  2. The volcano itself-Mt. Vesuvius- • Height: 1277 meters (4190 feet) • Base: 48 kilometers (30 miles) • Location: Southern Italy near Naples • Age: 17,000 years old • Eruptions: over 50 (most famous in 79 A.D)

  3. Pompeii is covered • On August 24, 79A.D,Mount Vesuvius erupted sending tons of molten ash, pumice, and sulfuric acid miles into the atmosphere. • Poisonous vapors and molten debris engulf the surrounding areas of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae suffocating the towns inhabitants. • The cities remained covered for almost 1700 years and weren’t excavated until 1748.

  4. The excavation