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Story Number Four Reading Class
airtight 1,500 years of sleep seaside resort poisonous gases A. D. 79 preserved petrified remains Italy guesses: Name of Story: Pompeii: The City That Slept for 1,500 Years
Do you think the theme of the story will related to any of the following? 2,000 years Mt. St. Helens Naples, Italy 7 days snow burning ashes Indian Ocean Mediterranean Ocean Navy5 days 20,000 dead no oxygen Back to story questions Use this button first
Defining Words from the Story excavating –An engineer obtained permission to begin excavating the buried city.. –digging out
Defining Words from the Story hermetically –The volcanic paste formed a hermetically sealed layer, shutting off oxygen and preventing decay. –airtight
Defining Words from the Story petrified –Stone like loaves of petrified bread were in the ovens. –turned to stone
Defining Words from the Story erect –The Roman soldier was fully armed and standing erect. –straight up
Defining Words from the Story niche –The soldier was found at a guard post in a niche in the city wall. –hollowed-out area Move on
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Important Details T = true; F = false; N = not mentioned The first person to discover Pompeii knew it was there. There were many famous sculptures in Pompeii. Mt. Vesuvius was a quiet volcano for many years. There are over 1,000 preserved bodies for viewing in museums.
Finding the Main Idea M= main idea; B = too broad; N = too narrow A volcanic eruption can preserve an ancient city. Mt. Vesuvius erupted, killing thousands of citizens from Pompeii. A volcanic eruption destroyed Pompeii, but also preserved it.
Lets Explore More Check out the following websites to learn more about Pompeii: The City that Slept for 1,500 Years htmlhttp://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/pompeii/pmpMain. html suvius.htmlhttp://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/volc_images/img_ve suvius.html