Day 23 of #AuthorLifeMonth: Bucket List Item


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I have been obsessed with Pompeii for a few years now, ever since I stumbled upon this awesome documentary on The History Channel. I have always found the history of the city and the whole event to be interesting and tragic, and it’s definitely one of the places on my bucket list I would like to visit.

Here are a few facts about Pompeii:
1) The eruption probably lasted about 24 hours but the ash, molten rock and pumice kept covering the city for two more days, burying it up to 6 meters (20 feet) deep.
2)There is a detailed account of the disaster thanks to Pliny the Younger, a Roman administrator and poet who watched the eruption from distance, questioned survivors, and recorded their statements. Pliny’s letters, which are the only eyewitness accounts of the eruption, were discovered in the 16th century.
3)In total, more than 1,000 casts have been made of the dead bodies found in Pompeii, including whole families, groups of friends or couples who died in embrace.

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