This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on the Ancient Civilizations - The Destruction of Pompeii. Each of the slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
In August 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius erupted again. The blast sent a plume of ashes, pumice and other rocks, and scorching-hot volcanic gases so high into the sky that people could see it for hundreds of miles around. Most Pompeiians had plenty of time to flee. For those who stayed behind, conditions soon grew worse. As more and more ash fell, it clogged the air, making it difficult to breathe. Buildings collapsed.
A “pyroclastic surge”–a 100-miles-per-hour surge of superheated poison gas and pulverized rock–poured down the side of the mountain and swallowed everything and everyone in its path. By the time the Vesuvius eruption sputtered to an end the next day, Pompeii was buried under millions of tons of volcanic ash. About 2,000 people were dead. Some people drifted back to town in search of lost relatives or belongings, but there was not much left to find.
Mount Vesuvius has not erupted since 1944, but it is still one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Experts believe that another Plinean eruption is due any day--an almost unfathomable catastrophe, since almost 3 million people live within 20 miles of the volcano’s crater.
The presentation covers the following:
Life in Pompeii (2)
Mount Vesuvius History
The Eruption of 79 AD
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....Ancient Civilizations.