Pompeii

Pompeii: Disaster, Religion, and the Gods

On August 24, 79 A.D., Mount Vesuvius erupted, sending floods of ash, pumice and other debris onto the city of Pompeii, located at the volcano’s southeastern base in the Campania region of Italy. By the next day, the eruption had buried the city and its terrified inhabitants under nearly 20 feet of debris, where they…… Continue reading Pompeii: Disaster, Religion, and the Gods

Pompeii

Warning Signs before the Disaster

To the local residents, Vesuvius was just a large hill. It was very fertile and would have been covered with vineyards and small villages. The volcano was lying dormant and had not erupted for hundreds of years. The first indication of the disaster ahead was in 62 AD. A destructive earthquake occurred which caused streams…… Continue reading Warning Signs before the Disaster