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The black mark respresents ash to show how much of Pompeii was covered

Pompeii was a Roman city.

On 24 August, 79 AD, a volcano called Mount Vesuvius erupted[1][2] and destroyed the city and its people.

Pompeii is now considered one of the world's most important historical sites as the way the volcanic ash preserved the city and its people gives historians and archaeologist a vivid picture of life in the Roman Empire around 2,000 years ago.

Pompeii today

Pompeii is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[1]

Archaeologists have found graffiti written by the people who lived in the town.[3]

People often wrote on walls, and archaeologists have been able to read some of what they wrote. Pompeii today is an interesting attraction for tourists from around the world.

A Street in Pompeii