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Pompeii Bit The Dust 1,933 Years Ago Today
Published on Friday, August 24, 2012 by Anyone who has toured Pompeii has some idea of the terror its citizens endured on August 24, 79 A.D. All you have to do is look at one of the most popular exhibits at this archaeological site.  The "Garden of Fugitives" is a series of plaster casts of how Pompeiians where frozen in time trying to outrun the eruption of nearby Mt. Vesuvius.   But what the res...
The Great Pompeii Project Launched To Restore Ruins
Published on Monday, April 23, 2012 by The Grande Progetto Pompei, or Great Pompeii Project was inaugurated this month to revamp the damaged areas of one of the most fragile and historically rich archeological sites in Italy and the world. After years of media criticism that Italy was not properly caring for the site, as well as alarming structural collapses that occurred over the past year and a half...
Pompeii and Herculaneum and the Wrath of Vesuvius
Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 by Nowhere in the world does a volcanic eruption linger in people’s minds even after centuries - Yes, we’re talking about the historic eruptions in 79 AD that shattered two ancient Italian cities, Pompeii and Herculaneum. On the 24th of August, centuries back, Mount Vesuvius poured searing volcanic ash over these two cities, of which Pompeii was the bigger victim. ...