Nearly 2000 years ago, in the year 79 AD, an extreme natural event changed a city forever.
An ancient Roman city, Pompeii, lay close to the bottom of one of the worlds most active volcanoes -Mt Vesuvius.
The village people began their day, as if it was any other day, hoeing their gardens, farming, teaching children, building, cooking and cleaning, bartering at markets, being artists, training as military -the list goes on.
As the morning rolled on, Mt Vesuvius began to prove it had other plans for the day.
Let’s see how the next 24 hours unfolded.
The day Mt Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD buried the ancient Roman city of Pompeii in ash. Many years later the city began to be re-discovered, dug up and restored. Today you can visit Pompeii and see parts of the old Roman city. If you are lucky enough to ever visit this place, as Miss Simpson has, you will see some amazing history, get really dirty feet from the ash and dust, and probably get really hot from the extreme heat!