Ancient Rome Pompeii

Pompeii Street


At 1:00 P. M. on August 24, 79 A. D. Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted. Within a few hours the entire city of Pompeii was covered with ashes. Volcanic matter continued to blanket the city for three day. When it stopped fifteen to twenty feet of ashes covered Pompeii.

Artifacts and people were encased in the ash. Two thousand people died. The town remained buried for almost two thousand years. Archaeologists uncovered the city. They discovered the the town in almost the same condition as it had been years ago.

By studying the remains of Pompeii, archaeologists have learned a lot about the way the Romans lived.


Pistrinum (bakery). Flour mills and oven for baking bread
Forum Baths. Calidarium, S. end
Romans could leave the baths and find a quick lunch at one of the many cafes and tavens.


Gladiatorial Barracks
House of Amorini Dorati


Theater and Gladiator Barracks
Villa of the Mysteries

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Ancient Rome Introduction
Romulus and Remus
The History of Rome


The City of Rome
Ancient Roman Emperors
Roman Gods


Ancient Roman Gladiators
The Roman Meal
Ancient Roman Entertainment


Ancient Roman Baths
Ancient Roman Clothing
Ancient Roman Children


Ancient Roman Slaves
Ancient Roman Soldiers
Ancient Roman Homes


Ancient Roman Art
Ancient Roman Calendar
Ancient Roman Building


Roman Numerals
Roman Catacombs