WONDER #2795: What Happened to Pompeii?

Question 1 of 3

This Wonder was mostly about...

  1. how Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE and the work being done to excavate and protect it today.
  2. the best time of year to visit the ruins of Pompeii.
  3. the many ancient cities around the world that were destroyed by violent volcanic eruptions.
  4. how to tell when a volcano is about to erupt.

Question 2 of 3

When excavations of Pompeii began, archaeologists found that much of the city had been preserved by _________________.

  1. water
  2. limestone
  3. volcanic ash
  4. polar ice

Question 3 of 3

In what country is Pompeii located?

  1. Spain
  2. Italy
  3. Germany
  4. Portugal

Check your answers online at https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/What-Happened-to-Pompeii.