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Vesuvius, A.D. 79: The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum

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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.
Hardcover, 136 pages
Published November 13th 2003 by J. Paul Getty Museum
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Recommended for me by Amazon based on my previous purchases. Am a huge fan of the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 and would love to read this book.
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