Pompeii, The Forgotten City

Pompeii
Pompeii in Italy
Photo by: Perrimoon, Creative Commons

Pompeii, also known as the forgotten city, was a Roman settlement that was devastated by volcanic eruptions in 79 A.D. It is located in the province of Naples (Campania, Italy). The city was first occupied by Romans in the 6th century and converted into a resort city. Today, it is an attraction for archaeologists from all over the world due to the fact that most of the architecture has been preserved by the ashes from the volcanic eruption.

The volcano that was responsible for the destruction of Pompeii is Mount Vesuvius. The eruptions from the volcano were so strong that the buildings and the people were covered in twelve thick layers of mud and ash. After the city was covered in volcanic ashes, it was slowly forgotten and erased from the history books until it got rediscovered in 1738 by workers working for the King of Naples. Since then, it has become one of the earliest excavated cities in the world.

Before Pompeii succumbed to the eruptions, it was a blossoming township and a progressive commercial port of the Sarno River in Italy. The most notable buildings that have been excavated from the ashes are a Roman basilica and an amphitheatre. The excavations also include many intact wall paintings, pottery, and coinage.

In today’s world, the University of Bradford is responsible for most of the excavations and provides the history of the great city in the form of photos available on the internet. The city of Pompeii is a highly-visited tourist place due to its unique architectural designs and its history.

94 responses to “Pompeii, The Forgotten City”

  1. Taylor Bacewic says:

    This city was great I think nobody should forget it.

  2. Krista says:

    I really wish that i can go to this wonderful city!

  3. George says:

    I wanna go to Pompeii

  4. eve says:

    heey guys i really like this city its awesome dude

  5. bibzta says:

    i hate pompeii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Emily says:

    POMPEII IS AWESOME I REALY WANT TO GO THERE!!!!!

  7. coolpatch3 says:

    i love the Pompeii its a collateral city stuff the people who hate Pompeii pompeii rules

  8. hiya says:

    i hate pomeii ye i wanna go there i will smash u

  9. lucyy cooper from monkood says:

    I H8 POMPEII AND YE I WANNA GO THERE I WILL SMASH U M8 OK CHICK!!!!

  10. lucyy cooper from monkood says:

    BEST M8 CHLOE W FROM MONKWOOD PRIMARY HI EVRYONE I DIDI THIS A HOME SO U CANT GET ME DONE NATASHA

  11. shannon rose says:

    pompeii was a great city and we all wonder how th evolcano started love pompeii lots lol have good luck.

    🙂

  12. shannon rose says:

    In the Pompeii volcano lots of people died which was very sad.

    love the world lots.

    love from shannon rose.

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  13. shannon rose says:

    hi coolpatch3 do u have google mail

  14. shannon rose says:

    🙂
    🙂 🙂 🙂

  15. imma me ebonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnii says:

    this is very fucked in the head how could this happen to these poor people they didnt even get to live their own life!!!! and guess what cunts my dad and principals been there haahahahahahah they say its a goood and amazing place!!!!! ay ay ay ay fuck use b(:::(:::(:::(::(((:(((((:((((:((::

  16. Westinator2010 says:

    Pompeii is an amazing place i would love to go see it

  17. pompeii is amazing i want to go there!!!!! 🙂

  18. winter says:

    summer is cool in her miened

  19. bella rodriguez says:

    hey pepz i think that pompeii is a really cool city

  20. mariela blancas says:

    hey whatz up=) i am a big fan of pompeii lol

  21. stephanie says:

    I WOULD LOVE TO SEE A VOLCANO!!!!!!

  22. mme says:

    who owns this site?

  23. raha from (iran) says:

    pompeii really nice i wanna go there

  24. Lala cat says:

    Pompeii is an exciting place, but the history about the volcano, Vesuvius is way more exciting!

  25. Lala cat says:

    When you click the picture of Pompeii, its so awesome!

  26. Shawty Low. :) says:

    I’m 2/4 Italian. And I love learning about the coutrny which one side of my family originated. This is a spectacular website!

  27. Cliff says:

    VERY COOL PLACE AND FOR ALL U HATERS EAT A DICK

  28. DJ Magician says:

    I reckon this city was great when i flew over it, it was a great trip everyone should have one day.

  29. Erin says:

    hey well…im part Italian and I LOVE learning about Italy 2… and even though what happened is EXTREMELY sad! It’s really cool to hear about what happened to this place. I mean the people were pretty much living on a volcano and didn’t even know it…it’s just amazing! I wanna go there SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BAD!!!!!!

  30. zarar says:

    This city was great I think nobody should forget it.

  31. Leiila says:

    pompeii is rubbish yeah if i went there i will smash it into a million pieces for u pompeii watch out suckers

  32. hayley says:

    i think pompeii is a beautiful and ineresting place and i hope to visit it someday 🙂 plus,it was also my topic for my t.i.p. project! for my school 🙂 i had to do a model n report 🙂

  33. Howard says:

    me need mo infew!

  34. Abs says:

    Making a poster on pompeii, need to know why people would go there in that time, help needed, anyone know anything about this subject?

  35. terry abrone says:

    i love pompeii it is awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  36. gear-bear T_T says:

    <3 it so awsome/EPIC

  37. gear-bear T_T says:

    Pompeii, also known as the forgotten city, was a Roman settlement that was devastated by volcanic eruptions in 79 A.D. It is located in the province of Naples (Campania, Italy).The city was first occupied by Romans in the 6th century and converted into a Resort city. The Pompeii city is an attraction for archaeologists from all over the world due to the fact that most of the architectures has been preserved by the ashes from the volcanic eruption.

    The volcano that was responsible for the destruction of Pompeii is called Mount Vesuvius. The eruptions from the volcano were so strong that the buildings and the people were covered in twelve thick layers of mud and ash. After the city was covered in volcanic ashes, it was slowly forgotten and erased from the history books until it got rediscovered in 1738 by workers working for King of Naples.

    Before Pompeii succumbed to the eruptions, it used to be a blossoming township and a progressive commercial port of the Sarno River in Italy. The most notable buildings that have been excavated from the ashes are a Roman basilica and an amphitheatre. The excavations also include many intact wall paintings, pottery and coinage. Pompeii was one of the earliest excavated cities in the world, where archeological work started in 1738.

    In today’s world, University of Bradford is responsible for most of the excavations and provides the history of the great city in the form of photos available on the internet. Pompeii city is a highly visited tourist place due to its unique architectural designs

  38. CHERRY VU says:

    I SAW THE PICTUERS OF POMPEII AND FACTS ABOUT MT.VESUVIUS A LONG TIME AGO I’M SORRY TO THE PEOPLE’S WHO WAS THERE A LONG TIME AGO I LOVE THE CITY.

  39. Riley says:

    POMPEII WAS SO COOL I WENT LAST SUMMER!!!! ITS SAD BUT AWESOME AT THE SAME TIME…… U NEED TO VISIT IT WILL CHANGE UR LIFE FOREVER.

  40. Kat says:

    I did a project on Pompeii, at first I thought it was going to be boring coz u know school is boring… but this is one of my favourite, most interesting, awesome projects ever!!! This really puts me back in perspective of what it was like back then. It sounds like a really interesting place and the facts are outstanding for all the websites I’ve been on of Pompeii and this is such a great place I love Italy. 🙂

  41. Lubuking101 says:

    Let the haters hate, your way too late! THIS PLACE ROCKS go smash it if u want because everyone knows u can’t do anything to this awesome place coz u are such a wimp and your only a 2 year old this place is so interesting and exciting it puts me back into perspective of what this place was like so u obviously have no idea how amazing this place is.

  42. lylylyllyly says:

    amzing dude the best plave ever

  43. gummybear#1 says:

    OmG that’s like so sad……..:(

  44. Robin says:

    Pompeii is an awesome city and even though it was covered by ash it was discovered and the volcano that covered it in ash…(MOUNT VESUVIUS) is as awesome as the cities it destroyed. the people who h8 pompeii and vesuvius should learn more about the city and the volcano more so they can love it more than they do. 🙂 !)=) 😕 :>

  45. Ben says:

    need some help finding some good sources to find information on pompeii

  46. kim says:

    this is one of my most worked on subjects and there is no better place to find info when you need it ! i love this website because one of the most wanted info can be found hear so rais the info that yo ufind and say thank god for the intenet
    :):):):):):):):):)xo

  47. kim says:

    this is the one place wear you can find info that is correct

  48. Jayden says:

    pompeii was once a great city(: i just feelbad for all those ppl to die like tht… but the funny thing is tht archeaoligists found bread still in the ovens from the day that they were cooking.
    hahahahahahahahah(:(:(: good luck pompeii

  49. lupin says:

    i am a quater italian and i have been to italy,vesuvius and pompeii its worth going there ,its an amazing place! the bodys,and the buldings are still there and standing,and very clear to see its fantastic!

  50. amya davis says:

    why is people on here so dumb

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