Pompeii unearthed!

Mr. Dwyers 5th class displayed there artistic talents while recreating a shop front the like of which may have existed in Pompeii prior to its destruction by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79.

Pompeii was a thriving city on the Coast near the river Sarno until Mount Vesuvius erupted.A pyroclastic cloud a dense, fast-moving flow of solidified lava pieces, volcanic ash, and hot gases enveloped the city.The entire city was covered by solidified lava which preserved buildings, the remains of people ,animals and even loaves of bread in a baker’s oven.

The first physical remains of the city buried under tonnes of volcanic ash were discovered in in the 17th century when a canal was being dug and more formal excavations began at the end of the 19th century.

5th class used clay to recreate a typical shop front selling food stuffs,clothes and other products .Once the clay was dry they painted their shop fronts to reflect the preserved murals found in pompeii today.