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Pompeii Discuss this eTheme.

These sites are about the city of Pompeii and the devastation caused by Mt. Vesuvius’ eruption in 79 AD. Read first-hand accounts of the eruption and view photographs of archeological digs. Tune into a webcam showing live scenes of Mt. Vesuvius. There are links to eThemes Resources on volcanoes and Ancient Rome.

Grades

  • 3,
  • 4,
  • 5,
  • 6

Links

Read an essay about public and private life in the Roman Empire that includes images and examples from Pompeii.
Explore this site to view photographs of the archaeological digs at Pompeii. Includes photographs of cemeteries, murals, mosaics and streets.
Read a first-person account of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius written by Pliny the Younger. This site also includes links to other eyewitness accounts of historical events. Note: The site includes ads.
This site features interactive maps and timelines of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Other pages discuss other cities in the area, examine volcanoes and eruptions, and provide information about the archaeological digs at Pompeii and Herculaneum.
This is a large archive of photographs from Pompeii. See images of the buildings, streets, murals, and other features of the city. Internal links lead to other photographs of ancient Roman settlements around the world.
Here is a lesson plan that examines Roman life by looking at the ruins of Pompeii. Includes a virtual field trip, a video tour, and eyewitness accounts of the destruction of Pompeii.
This is online exhibition of the science, nature, and technology discovered in the remains of Pompeii. Featured items include animated models of tools and processes, images of ancient artifacts, and short essays about Roman science and technology.
This site features a series of webcams that broadcast real-time images of Mt. Vesuvius. Also includes a brief history of Vesuvius' eruptions and a discussion of the volcano and the volcanic national park. Note: The site includes a guestbook and forum, so teachers should monitor student use.
Read a brief history of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Click on "Risk Analysis" to learn about the probability of the volcano erupting.
Click on the "MPEG Movie" link to see a computer generated model of the 79 AD explosion of Mt. Vesuvius. The site contains links to various civil and scientific organizations studying present-day Vesuvius.
Learn about daily life in ancient Rome. Topics include architecture, food, Roman baths, roads, clothing, and more. Includes photographs of ancient art and Roman ruins, including the Colosseum and Circus Maximus.
These sites have information and facts about volcanoes. Also learn about volcanoes throughout history and how to construct volcano models. Many sites are interactive and include video clips or live Webcams.

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