Sunday, November 17, 2013

Overseas and Back to 79 A.D

If I were to go overseas to a new land it would be to Pompeii. Pompeii is an ancient roman city near Naples, Rome. Pompeii is the name of a volcano the city was located next to. Before 79 A.D Pompeii was a thriving city with a population of about 20,000. It had an amphitheater, gymnasium, and a complex water system. 79 A.D the volcano erupted and covered the city in ash including the people, artifacts, and life. But incredibly everything there is preserved because the ashes kept the artifacts sealed and you were able to see the exact position at where the people died.

Why do I want to visit this astonishing place? It's because you can feel the life that was lived there. It's amazing that you can walk the streets someone else did more than 1000 years ago! It's also because it is beautiful. All the artifacts are preserved and the buildings are in great shape. The view of the deathly volcano, that killed an estimate of 16,000, in the background of the lively city that is dead.

1 comment:

  1. G'day Kate,
    I am lucky enough to have spent time in the ruins of Pompeii. You could certainly visualize what life was like there by wandering through the rooms and buildings and along the roadways.

    Start saving your money and get ready to travel.