Pompeii ~ August 24, 79 A.D.

This impressive and frightening 8-minute, 39-second animated film shows, from a fixed spot in the town of Pompeii, how erupting Vesuvius destroyed and completely buried the town in volcanic ash in a space of 24 hours. Within a few years, people had forgotten the town was ever there. It was rediscovered and begun to be uncovered around 1800.

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