In the summer of 79 AD (first year of the reign of the Emperor Titus, see God Cassius V) Pompeii was buried by rain and ash (and not lava, as is often reported) that, except for an interval of a few hours, fell a form of more than three meters.
Date of eruption is known to us on the basis of a letter of Pliny the Younger, and should correspond to 24 August. However, not all scholars agree, but there are only transcriptions later. In a talk about the ninth day before the Kalends of November, corresponding to the 24th of October. IMPXV, or the fifteenth acclamation of Titus in Emperor, which the other clues such as the discovery of nuts, such as walnuts and figs took place on September 8 in 79 AD Were found in the ash solidified cavities; these, filled with poured gypsum or other material, then formed the cast of the victims of eruption.
In 1997 UNESCO declared Pompeii "World Heritage". The Committee has decided to promote the area of Pompeii, Herculaneum and neighboring cities, buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, are the unique testimony of a social structure preserved for two millennia.