The Destruction Of Pompeii, 79 AD

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The destruction of Pompeii, 79 AD was caused by Mount Vesuvisus erupting. Mount Vesuvisus eruption caused a lot of poisonous vapors and debris, which suffocated and killed many citizens in the city of Pompeii in Rome and its surrounding neighbor cities. The article that you provided is a letter from Pliny the Younger that he had written to his friend Cornelius Tacitus a few years after Mount Vesuvisus had erupted. The letter tells how he remembers the day that Mount Vesuvius erupted and that it killed his uncle and almost everyone else in his family. He states his uncle was stationed across from the Bay of Naples at Misenum, and had launched ships and they sailed towards the volcano to have a close observation and try to rescue citizens
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