Archaeological Evidence of Pompeii & Herculaneum


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Who wrote the only written account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius?

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1. When was Pompeii discovered?

2. How were the baths of Pompeii supplied with water?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions to see what you remember about the archaeological discoveries of Pompeii and Herculaneum. You will be quizzed on what was found there and why it is so important.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll review your understanding of:

  • The author of the only written account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius
  • Unusual pieces of archaeological evidence at Pompeii
  • The water supply for Pompeii's baths

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the author of the only surviving account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the bodies found at Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the date of Pompeii's discovery

Additional Learning

For a better understanding of these archaeological sites, review the lesson titled Archaeological Evidence of Pompeii & Herculaneum. New information covered will include:

  • The year Mount Vesuvius erupted
  • Buildings found at these sites
  • The discovery of Herculaneum

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