Pompeii was a city built on the side of Mount Vesuvius that was destroyed or rather frozen in time when it erupted in 79 AD. The people of Pompeii were obviously devastated when the lava ran over their lives, and maybe wondered why on earth it happened to them. As Adam and I talked about it, we realized that the reason it happened was so that all of us, thousands of years later would be able to see what life was like all over the countryside. Most of the other cities disappeared over time, but this one remained frozen.
You can see where the kitchens and baths were, where houses were divided by walls and even where the large theatre and center of the city existed. The archeologists poured plaster inside of the molds that were created by ash and you are able to see people in the positions they were in when the devastation happened. You are also able to see the pottery and household items they had.