Marking the anniversary of the eruption of Vesuvius on August 24, 79 CE

The destructive powers of Vesuvius’ eruption on August 24, 79 CE ensured the incredible preservation of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and numerous villas in Campania.

In current news:

Forbes Tech article marking the anniversary includes a discussion of ancient sources.

The Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto) special exhibition, Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano (open until January 3, 2016), includes an incredible array of artifacts from a number of collections, including the Museo Archeologico Nazionale Napoli and Soprintendenza Speciale Pompei Ercolano Stabia.

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