The Fury of Vesuvius Part One: Pompeii Lost

Author: timetravelrome /

Pompeii was one of the Roman cities that enjoyed theΒ volcanic soils of Campania, the region surrounding Vesuvius. Pliny the Elder once called the area one of the loveliest places on earth. Vesuvius had not erupted since the Bronze Age, and the Romans believed that the volcano was dead. Although occasional earthquakes rocked the area, the most violent being in 62 or 63 A.D., [...]