Pompeii <<pahm PAY>> was an historic metropolis in Italy. It disappeared after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, a volcano, within the yr seventy nine. For tons of of years, the town lay buried beneath cinders, ashes, and stone. Its ruins have been discovered within the 1700’s. Since that point, individuals have studied Pompeii’s ruins and have discovered a terrific deal about its historical past.
Pompeii lay on a plateau—an space of excessive, flat land—lower than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from Mount Vesuvius. The town was constructed within the form of an oval and surrounded by an excellent wall. A gaggle of essential buildings stood within the middle of the town across the city sq.. Many wealthy Romans lived in Pompeii.