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About Ancient History: A Bad Week for Ancient Rome

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  • Kim Noyes
    *On this week in ancient history, Alaric sacked Rome and Pompeii was buried under ash.* Mt. Vesuvius Mt. Vesuvius is a volcano that erupted on August 24 A.D.
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 23, 2007
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      On this week in ancient history, Alaric sacked Rome and Pompeii was buried under ash.
       
      Mt. Vesuvius
      Mt. Vesuvius is a volcano that erupted on August 24 A.D. 79 blanketing
      the towns and 1000s of residents of Pompeii, Stabiae, and Herculaneum.
      Pompeii was buried 10' deep, while Herculaneum was buried under 75' of
      ash. This volcanic eruption is the first to be described in detail. The
      letter-writing Pliny the Younger was stationed about 18 miles away in
      Misenum from which vantage point...
      read more:
      http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/italialatiumitaly/g/Vesuvius.htm?nl=1
       

      Alaric
      Alaric, King of the Goths, tried means other than sacking Rome to get
      his way with the Roman Emperor of the West, Honorius. Twice before he
      had entered Italy with his troops, intending to fulfill his destiny, but
      talks and promises kept the Goths at bay...
      read more:
      http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/alaricthevisigoth/p/AlaricTimeline.htm?nl=1

       
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