Did anyone escape from pompeii
Escape from Pompeii by Christina BalitAnd then, in one terrible endless moment, they heard mighty Mount Vesuvius roar. Its top exploded in a scream, and flames ripped upward to the sky. A massive cloud of silver ash rose to the heavens, twisting and bubbling in every direction until everything was in total darkness.
Tranio, like most Roman boys, likes to watch whatever is going on: tradesmen selling their goods, ships unloading their exotic cargoes, politicians making speeches in the forum. But one hot August day a very different scene unfolds. The ground begins to shake, the sky to darken. People run gasping for air. Heading for the harbor, Tranio and his friend Livia hide on a boat and witness one of the most terrifying moments in recorded history-the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the destruction of their beloved city, Pompeii.
Christina Balits fictional tale is based on the latest research. With her dramatic illustrations and a historical note, this story makes an exciting introduction to a fascinating subject.
Mount Vesuvius Didn't Kill Everyone in Pompeii. Where Did the Survivors Go?
Mount Vesuvius, a volcano near the Bay of Naples in Italy, has erupted more than 50 times. Its most famous eruption took place in the year 79 A. When a group of explorers rediscovered the site in , they were surprised to find that—underneath a thick layer of dust and debris—Pompeii was mostly intact. The buildings, artifacts and skeletons left behind in the buried city have taught us a great deal about everyday life in the ancient world. Greek settlers made the town part of the Hellenistic sphere in the 8th century B. An independently-minded town, Pompeii fell under the influence of Rome in the 2nd century B. By the turn of the first century A.
Darkness descended at noon. The earth shook with violent tremors that destroyed homes and drove back the sea from its banks. People tied pillows to their heads against the storm of stones and cinders raining from on high. In the distance, they saw a cloud of flames, gas and burning rocks shooting more than 20 kilometres into the sky. It was a very bad day in Pompeii. History tells us that the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, in 79AD, did not end well for the ancient Roman city.
The Sydney Morning Herald
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But not everyone died. So, where did the refugees, who couldn't return to their ash-filled homes, go? Given that this was the ancient world, they didn't travel far. Most stayed along the southern Italian coast, resettling in the communities of Cumae, Naples, Ostia and Puteoli, according to a new study that will be published this spring in the journal Analecta Romana. Pinpointing the refugees' destinations was a huge undertaking, as historical records are spotty and scattered, said study researcher Steven Tuck, a professor and chair of classics at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.