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Vesuvius, A.D. 79 : the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum

Author: Ernesto De Carolis; Giovanni Patricelli
Publisher: Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In A.D. 79, Mount Vesuvius exploded in a hail of volcanic rock, sending clouds of fine ash and deadly gases over surrounding towns and farms and burying every trace of life. Two thousand people in nearby Pompeii and Herculaneum died within hours. The authors present an account of the seismic and volcanic activity leading up to this cataclysmic event, as well as a detailed description of the eruption itself and its  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
De Carolis, Ernesto.
Vesuvius, A.D. 79.
Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003
(OCoLC)607018965
Online version:
De Carolis, Ernesto.
Vesuvius, A.D. 79.
Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003
(OCoLC)629806236
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernesto De Carolis; Giovanni Patricelli
ISBN: 0892367199 9780892367191
OCLC Number: 51518272
Description: 135 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Somma-Vesuvius 9 --
Backdrop for the Eruption 41 --
Portentous Events between A.D. 62 and 79 71 --
The Eruption 77 --
The discovery of human bodies in Pompeii 109 --
Pompeian stories and legends 113 --
Principal Eruptions of Vesuvius from 25,000 years ago until 1631 125 --
Principal Eruptions of Vesuvius in the period 1631-1944 126.
Other Titles: Vesuvio 79 d.C.
Vesuvius, AD 79
Responsibility: Ernesto De Carolis, Giovanni Patricelli ; [Erickson Translations, translator].

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An account of the seismic and volcanic activity leading up to the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79, as well as a detailed description of the event itself and its aftermath. The authors rely on a range  Read more...

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