Pompeii and Herculaneum
- On 24 August 79 AD Mt Vesuvius erupted.
- 17 year-old Pliny the Younger was an eyewitness to the eruption.
- Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried in pumice and ash for over 1500 years.
- The terrible tragedy preserved detailed insights into ancient Roman life.
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….darkness came…like the black of closed and unlighted rooms. You could hear women lamenting, children crying, men shouting.
- BBC - Pompeii: its discovery and preservation
- BBC - Work and play in everyday Pompeii
- Pompeii: unravelling ancient mysteries (Animation showing the eruption. A Pompeii map offers a virtual tour of the site.)
- Conservation video
- The Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia (PARP:PS)
- Pompeii - Insula I.IX – (It has QuickTime panoramas and 3D models)
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