Pompeii Interesting Facts

An excaveted street in Pompeii


One of Italy's most popular attractions is Pompeii. The ancient city of Pompeii, was a beautiful Roman summer resort. The people who lived there and who visited this town had little concern that it was in the shadow of a dormant volcano, Mount Vesuvius. However, on the morning of August 24th, 79 A.D., these people would be stricken with fear as Mount Vesuvius began to erupt; sending them, and residents of several nearby smaller towns including Herculaneum, fleeing for their lives. On this page are lists of interesting facts about Pompeii and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. This information includes when the volcano erupted, where Pompeii is located, how many people died, and what happened to Pompeii. This information is written for both kids and adults.

Mount Vesuvius Eruption Facts

Various Interesting Pompeii Facts