Vesuvius, A.D. 79

Vesuvius, A.D. 79

The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum

Book - 2003
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Mount Vesuvius, in what is now southern Italy, erupted in AD 79, spewing volcanic rock, clouds of fine ash, and deadly gases over surrounding towns and farms, burying every trace of their existence. In nearby Pompeii, nearly 2000 people died. Rain falling with the ash formed a kind of cement that encased everything and everyone in an airtight seal.
Publisher: Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, c2003.
ISBN: 9780892367191
Characteristics: 135 p. :,ill. (some col.), maps ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Patricelli, Giovanni
Alternative Title: Vesuvius, AD 79


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