The Most Haunting Finds From Pompeii
Two days of terror frozen in time
After more than 2,000 years, the event still has the power to shock.
In 79 AD, around lunchtime, citizens of the prosperous city of Pompeii began to notice a cloud over Mount Vesuvius. No one had seen anything like it before, as the volcano has been dormant for generations. An hour later ash began to fall. Then rocks…