3000 years ago Mt Vesuvius erupted and buried one of the most flourishing cities in ash and debris. Think New Orleans getting just annihilated by natural forces… I mean imagine a small town outside Tokyo…er, you know the deal. Anyway the most fascinating part was life was not much different than today, the city was built around a main street full of shops, there was a bar on every corner and they slaughtered Christians on the reg.
The old Pompeiians had a massive colosseum that could hold over 17,000 spectators. They had like a weak ball sport, but the gladiator battles are what everyone came to see. Then they would feed Christians to lions. Kind of like Phish concerts of today.