Pompeii was in one of the most crowded parts of Italy. In the busy town there were housed, shops, workshops, a theater, temples, sports grounds, and even a swimming pool. Then a massive volcanic eruption destroyed it all. The town lay buried for centuries before diggers exposed secrets of ancient Roman life. Timelines, a glossary, ideas for research, and suggestions for future reading are included in this exciting read about life in ancient Roman times. This book explains how archaeologists have pieced together the evidence of the eruption.