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Pompeii

  1. 2. 6.W.2.3. Identify the Contributions of the Mediterranean Civilizations 6.W.1.3. Explain the development of Mediterranean civilizations
  2. 3. Objectives <ul><li>Students will be able to explain why Pompeii is important </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be able to chronicle the events of Pompeii’s destruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be able to identify a primary source. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Welcome to Pompeii
  4. 5. Pompeii: The City Large City: 20,000 people 3 Days journey from Rome Center for Trade:
  5. 6. Pompeii: Foreign Influences
  6. 7. Pompeii: Popular Spot <ul><li>Because of </li></ul><ul><li>And vibrant life: </li></ul><ul><li>Emperor Nero </li></ul><ul><li>Visited often. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Pompeii: City of Commerce
  8. 9. Pompeii: Diverse Jobs
  9. 10. Pompeii: The Final Day August 24 th , 79 AD
  10. 11. Mt. Vesuvius is awakened… <ul><li>The people did NOT know this was a volcano. </li></ul><ul><li>City of Pompeii built on hardened lava from previous eruption. </li></ul>
  11. 12. The Final Day… <ul><li>Started Out like normal, people going about their business as usual. </li></ul><ul><li>First volcanic ash started falling mid-afternoon. </li></ul><ul><li>Some begin to flee: They realize the seismic shock is not weakening </li></ul>
  12. 13. Obstacles to fleeing <ul><li>1. Darkness due to dense cloud of ash coming from Volcano </li></ul><ul><li>2. Difficult breathing the ash-filled air. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Continuous rain of pumice blocking way </li></ul>
  13. 14. No Let up From Vesuvius… <ul><li>Accumulation of Pumice blocked windows and doorways turning Homes into Tombs. </li></ul><ul><li>Buildings collapse on top of people </li></ul>
  14. 15. Vesuvius Tricks the People <ul><li>Sunset, Volcanic activity seems to lessen. </li></ul><ul><li>Remaining Survivors emerge from shelter and begin searching for escape routes. </li></ul><ul><li>By Dawn, 3 rd surge hits Pompeii, killing everyone else remaining. </li></ul>
  15. 16. The End… <ul><li>7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.: Final Surge from Vesuvius hits Pompeii, completely burying city. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Why Pompeii is Important <ul><li>Scientists and Historians have learned a LOT about the Roman Empire from Pompeii—Close to each other=similar style </li></ul><ul><li>Vesuvius ‘sealed’ the city of Pompeii with its ash, making a time capsule from the Roman Empire </li></ul><ul><li>Almost entire city, including the people, were preserved just as it was on that Last Day in Pompeii. </li></ul>
  17. 18. The Excavation… <ul><li>1748: Archaeologists begin “digging” Pompeii out of the Ash </li></ul><ul><li>Humans Preserved: The casts of Human Bodies…………. </li></ul>
  18. 31. Vesuvius Rests Quietly…. … .For Now….

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