My Puzzles
Report bug
Collected Puzzles
User listed puzzles
Random Puzzle
Log In/Out


Mrs. Spiller

Complete the crossword puzzle using the word bank provided. You may use your notes. You must complete this activity before the end of the period. It will be graded. (Note: There are no spaces between words in the puzzle.) You MAY NOT work together.

1 2 3
  4 5   6      
7         8  
          9           10
    11               12      
    13   14   15              
    18                       19        
21 22                 23            
  25               26         27            
    30             31          
33                       34        

6.Year that Mt. Vesuvius erupted destroying Pompeii
9.Month in which the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius occurred when it destroyed Pompeii
11.An object created by someone in the past
15.Pliny the Elder held this rank in the Roman navy
16.Country where Pompeii is found
17.People in the boat houses of Herculaneum died of this during the first pyroclastic surge
18.Gave an eyewitness account of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius which historians used to understand what happened to Pompeii
22.Usually a slave who fought with others for the entertainment of the Romans
23.A Roman laundromat where urine was used to clean the clothes
25.This collapsed inside the volcano sending a second pyroclastic surge toward Pompeii
27.There was no word in Latin for this English word which means a mountain having a vent from which molten rock, steam, or ash are expelled
28.People on the beach at Herculaneum turned into this when the first pyroclastic surge hit
30.The name of the city destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius where archaelogists were able to make castes of the victims
31.A light rock fromed by the combination of volcanic ash and moisture; fell from the sky onto Pompeii during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius
33.A surge cloud of gas and ash which is expelled from a stratovolcano; named for Pliny the Younger who first wrote down what these clouds looked like
35.Pompeii was discovered during the construction of an this over a thousand years later
36.Who did the people of Pompeii believe they had made angry enough to destroy them and their city?
1.These occurred before and during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius; caused when plates of the earth's surface move against each other
2.A Roman god who was prayed to by the people of Pompeii for deliverance
3.A mold made from the hollow places where human bodies deteriorated
4.How many pyroclastic surges came from the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius the day that Pompeii was destroyed?
5.After third pyroclastic surge, people in Pompeii breathed this in and died
7.Most people died from this after Pompeii was hit with a pyroclastic surge
8.An accepatable form of death in times of extremes for the ancient Romans
10.This city was destroyed by the first pyroclastic surge that day; people died from extreme heat from surge
12.Artifact the slave girl was wearing when she was found by archaeologists in Pompeii
13.A volcano built from layer upon layer of thick magma which has steep sides, can grow to great heights, and has the potential for violent eruptions
14.A mass of very hot gases and rock fragments which rushes down the sides of a volcano at great speeds destroying everything in its path
19.The column of ash from the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius looked like this to Pliny the Younger
20.These people did all the daily work in Pompeii
21.City where Pliny the Elder fled with his navy when he could not reach Pompeii because of the ash cloud
23.Good for growing crops; volcanic soil
24.One animal found dead in Pompeii which was caste by archaeologists
26.A large cloud of ash and rock released by the eruption of a volcano which can reach great heights
29.Was there a rescue mission undertaken by the Romans to help the people of Pompeii after the volcanic eruption?
32.Modern city with over three million people which exists today in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius
34.Pliny the Younger's description of the surge clouds which swept from Vesuvius were not believed by the Romans because they were so bizarre.

Use the "Printable HTML" button to get a clean page, in either HTML or PDF, that you can use your browser's print button to print. This page won't have buttons or ads, just your puzzle. The PDF format allows the web site to know how large a printer page is, and the fonts are scaled to fill the page. The PDF takes awhile to generate. Don't panic!

Web armoredpenguin.com

Copyright information Privacy information Contact us Blog