The ancient city of Pompeii was everything anyone wanted during its glories days. It used to be a place where wealthy people spent their days, even the mighty Roman Emperor, Nero is said to have a home there. It was destroyed by a volcanic eruption from Mount Vesuvius. Here are 10 interesting things to learn about Pompeii. In the year AD 79, the Mount Vesuvius erupted and poured hot larva on Pompeii, thereby burying the city and its inhabitants under 6 meters of volcanic ash. The event is said to have lasted for at least 24 hours. After rediscovery in 1748, the city ruins offered insight into the might of Roman civilization. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!