"It was a tragic event that left in its wake a preserved snapshot of life as it existed exactly at the moment of destruction."
The ruins of Pompeii is located in Italy. It is an ancient Roman City which is founded by archaelogists in present-day Naples.
<u>According to the text titled '</u><u>Preserving Pompeii: A Study in Archaeological Conservation
</u><u>,' the reason that Pompeii is famous ruin is because of the way it was destroyed. This ancient city was first tore down by an earthquake in A. D. 62. When the city was in process of rebuilding, the city was buried by eruption of a volcano on Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. </u>
<u>To this event, the author is saying a tragic event in the statement in the last option. The city stood still after this tragic event. </u>