3. Pompeii

One of the greatest natural disasters that shook the ancient world was the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which lead to the burial of the entire city of Pompeii under stone and ash. Thousands of victims died, and their gruesome fate was immortalized as the cooling volcanic rock left perfectly preserved โ€œstatuesโ€ of Pompeii's unfortunate residents.

The Minoan Eruption
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