Friday, August 05, 2011

Ancient Pompeii Preserved Over 1600 Years

"As the first wave of ash fell on Pompeii, a doomed Roman wrote on his bedroom wall, 'Nothing in the world can endure forever.'"

Little did he know, the fury of Mt. Vesuvius would actually preserve Pompeii for about 1600 years “during the height of its popularity and wealth.” according to Factsmonk notation on Ancient Pompeii.

By Kim Childers

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