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What caused Pompeii to Erupt

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Pompeii was a village that was destroyed as a consequence of the eruption of mt.versuvius, it was an catastrophic event occurred during the summers of 79. A.D

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About Pompeii

Pompeii is an archaeological site in campania region, Founded in 7th–6th century BC, situated in southern Italy’s, near the coast of the Bay of Naples. Once it was a city of thriving and sophisticated Roman population of 10ns of thousands, Pompeii was buried under meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The preserved site features excavated ruins of streets and houses that visitors can freely explore. pompeii was first discovered late in the 16th century by the architect Domenico Fontana.

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About Mt Vesuvius

Vesuvius is an active volcano situated at the bay of naples, called by different names like Mount Vesuvius or Italian Vesuvio, Vesuvius actually originated somewhat less than 200,000 years ago. But it still can be called a young volcano

Catastrophe of 79 ad

Catastrophe of 79 ad

Pompeii was destroyed because of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24, 79 A.D. Just past aftnoon on August 24, the lava began pouring down on Pompeii, covering the city with a depth of more than 9 feet, almost 16000 people died in this tragedy, the eruption was caused by the African and Eurasian plates colliding: more specifically, the African plate sunk below the Eurasian plate, causing the Eurasian plate to scrape over the African plate and generate what is called a “Convergent boundary”

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