Destruction of Pompeii
On the XXIV of August LXXIX CE, Mount Vesuvius erupted & completely buried the Roman city of Pompeii in volcanic ash. NB There was no lava in this eruption despite many modern movies show that there was.
It is thought around 5 000 people were killed in the catastrophe.
Pompeii lay buried and lost to the modern world until it was rediscovered as the result of intentional excavations in MDCCXLVIII CE
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