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Pompeii (Extinct city)

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Pompeii: Stories from an Eruption

Described by Pliny the Younger in part as “a fearful black cloud”, the massive eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 wiped out the settlement of Pompeii. Of course, a number of other small towns were also greatly affected, many of which also had fine architecture and advanced forms of public infrastructure, such as roadways and bridges. The story of the explosion and the subsequent archaeological digs in...