July 18, 2017

Pompeii Photo Journal

In 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius erupted and covered the city of Pompeii in an unimaginable layer of ash and pumice. Due to the sheer force of the eruption, the debris shot 16 miles vertically into the air, and as it fell it covered ground at astonishing rate of 8 inches per hour, killing up to 20,000 people. Pompeii remained undiscovered until the 16th century, and excavations began in the 17th century. The city spans over 66 hectares of land, with only 49 hectares of which have already been excavated. Whilst Adam and I were staying in Sorrento last month, we […]