So far, 4 / 5 of Pompeii city has been excavated. Pompeii ancient city museum has become a world-famous tourist attraction. The world can see the civilization of ancient Roman Empire and the power of nature at a glance
In 1748, alebil, an engineer from Naples, was ordered to survey a water diversion channel dug 150 years ago, which was located more than 20 kilometers northwest of Naples. When it was dug to a depth of 6 meters, a mummy and some colorful paintings were found.
was proved by historians that it was Pompeii, a famous Roman city that had been missing for more than 1600 years.
So a large-scale excavation began. The purpose of the initial excavation was only to find art treasures and gold and silver treasures.
in 1763, German John sorted out the original appearance of the ancient city of Pompeii.
By 1860, after more than 100 years of systematic excavation, the ancient city of Pompeii was once again seen.
Pompeii is located at the southeast foot of Vesuvius volcano, 23 kilometers away from Naples, 241 kilometers away from Rome.
ancient city is slightly rectangular, surrounded by walls, with four gates, crisscross streets, and the layout of streets is like a chessboard.
According to historical records, it is a small town with dense population and business travel
By 79 A.D., it had become a paradise for the rich. Nobles and rich businessmen built luxury villas here. Pompeii became a famous wine and color city. There were shops, restaurants, advertisements and slogans on both sides of the streets of
, which were set up according to the industry. There was a Grand Theater in the south of
, which could hold 1200 audiences.
there are also arenas, stadiums, hotels, casinos, brothels and public baths.
these all show the degree of development of Pompeii at that time
Curiously, in the reappeared ancient city of Pompeii, people can clearly see the sudden interruption of life: there are unfinished eggs and fish on the dining table, baked bread in the bakery, and coins on the counter of the shop. Although the victims of
have been fossilized, their movements, gestures and expressions are well preserved
Some people squat on the ground with their hands over their faces, some people lie on the ground and struggle, some people rush out with pillows, beggars desperately hold their money bags, and slaves die by the iron chain that they can’t earn all these things are fixed in a moment like the movie lens. What happened in the ancient city of Pompeii in
How was Pompeii destroyed?
Experts have confirmed that the ancient city of Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. At noon on August 24, 1989, with a loud noise, Mount Vesuvius erupted magma as high as the sky. The thick smoke of
wrapped in hot ash, filled with suffocating sulfur smell, spread all over the sky and hit the ancient city of Pompeii.
Within a few hours, the ancient city of Pompeii was submerged by thick volcanic ash, and the vibrant city disappeared in a flash
Although the mystery of the disappearance of the ancient city of Pompeii has been solved, one thing is very strange. Why was Naples not damaged at that time? And it is closer to the volcano than Pompeii Today, Pompeii, a prosperous ancient city, has become a historic site. Naples is the fourth largest city in Italy, with a population of 978000. The beautiful bay of Naples is well-known in the world.
maybe this is the history! It can’t be assumed that it can’t go back, but can only pass with time.
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