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Connected 2011 Level 1: ‘Time Capsules’
Ministry of Education NZ
This article describes how the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, destroyed nearly 2000 years ago by a volcanic eruption, were preserved by the eruption and now show people what life was like in these cities long ago. Modern technology has allowed archaeologists to excavate the volcanic ash and to discover details about the eruption and about the artefacts that remain.
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