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Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum
Grade 7.36 f
or more on geography of Italy and Rome
Diagram of a Plinian Eruption
Pompeii: Portents of Disaster
from BBC News.
The volcano erupted in 79 CE destroying the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Mary Beard on Life in Pompeii and Herculaneum
, March 2013
Reconstruction of the death of Pliny the Elder in 79 AD
A Day in Pompeii: Full-Length Animation
Pompeii: The Last Day
from The Romans on BBC
Ruins of Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius in background
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tweets based on accounts by Pliny the Elder
Dispatches from a Dying Pompeii
reviews first-hand accounts by Pliny the Younger.
Reading the Writing on Pompeii's Walls
from the Smithsonian Magazine.
Graffiti from the Walls of Pompeii
Build Your Own Volcano
. Students can build their own virtual volcano and watch it erupt by setting the conditions and seeing what kind of explosion results
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