Eruption of Vesuvius

Events

Eruption of Vesuvius

August 24, 79 AD - August 25, 79 AD

I see an ominous dark cloud filling the sky

August 24, 79 AD 2PM

My brother, Pliny the Elder readies a boat to sail towards the phenomenon

August 24, 79 AD 2:30 PM

Pliny the Elder sails to Rectina's house to save her and her family

August 24, 79 AD 3PM - August 24, 79 AD 5PM

Pliny the Elder's boat cannot pass the debris, so they set course for Pomponianus at Stabiae

August 24, 79 AD 5PM - August 24, 79 AD 7PM

Upon arriving, Pliny the Elder takes a bath, dines, and naps before going outside due to the house shaking and ultimately choking to death on ash and debris in the air

August 24, 79 AD 8:30PM

Pliny the Younger and I flee Misenum

August 25, 79 AD 7:30AM