Herculaneum — Mt. Vesuvius’ destruction

Ms. Leola and Ms. Stephanie’s science class just read a book about Mt. Vesuvius, which is the volcano that destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii and town of Herculaneum almost 2000 years ago.

Check out the skeletons in this vault. These people tried to run away but were killed by the high temperatures from the eruption not from the lava itself.


I took the 90 minute trip from Rome, the capital of Italy, to Herculaneum, which I chose to visit instead of Pompeii because it is much less well-known than Pompeii, so there would be fewer people there. When I travel I like to get away from the crowds whenever I can.



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