History charms interested people with amazing and interesting information, but sometimes it could be an unthinkable catastrophe. Like the two ports Pompeii and Herculaneum which destroyed in AD 79 by a volcano.
As we know, the Vesuvius volcano near to Naples erupted with an enormous explosion in AD 79. Nobody expected for that, because people thought that the Vesuvius is a dead volcano. On this terrible day of the late August it was clear they wronged. Pompeii was destroyed by little stone pieces, several meters ash and huge rocks from the volcano; the end of Herculaneum was the lava. People tried to hide in cellars, which was the worst decision, because the rocks spilled their own houses them. The citizens of Herculaneum were a little but luckier, because most people ran away after the first few inches hash. The others were destroyed by this natural disaster.
This awful tragedy is almost unbelievable for today people. The archaeological works started in the 18th century, and now we know there are several perfectly conserved bodies, houses, tools and other interesting ancient things, which finally could be seen outside Italy. The British Museum in London will open an exhibition between 28 March 2013 and 29 September 2013 about the residues of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The interesting fact of the exhibition that visitors could feel like they are in the cities, walk through the bustling streets, see the perfectly conserved family houses, even more they can see an unlucky family’s conserved bodies, who tried to hide in their cellar. Exciting, interesting and unforgettable! Like history!
Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition
March 28th – September 29th