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What is the story of pompeii?

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Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of the volcano vesuvius in AD 79. With the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum 2000 roman citizens were killed.

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Pompeii was an ancient city located near modern day Naples, Italy. Pompeii was buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Largely preserved under the ash, the excavated city provides a unique snapshot of ancient Roman life.

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