destruction of pompeii

Events

vesuvius erupts

August 24, 79 A.D. - August 26, 79 A.D.

pompeii becomes pitch black

August 24, 79 A.D. - August 24, 79 A.D. 4:30 pm

unusual sized cloud comes out of Mount Vesuvius

August 24, 79 A.D. - August 24, 79 A.D. 1:00 pm

in the early afternoon

pulled into barrel vault

Approx. August 24, 79 A.D. - August 25, 79 A.D. 9:00 am

late afternoon

suffocate in the barrel vault

August 25, 79 A.D.

sunlight returns

August 26, 79 A.D.

eruption ends

August 26, 79 A.D.