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The History of Pompeii and its Volcanic Eruption

By Edward Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The Roman city of Pompeii was famously destroyed in 79 A.D by an eruption of the volcano Vesuvius, which buried it beneath feet of ash and pumice. However, while the volcano ruined Pompeii, it also, perhaps ironically, preserved it for posterity. Today the city is arguably one of