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Pompei In Search Of Lost Cities Summary

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In “AD 79 – Pompeii, Oplontis Positano, In Search of Lost Landscapes,” Giovanni di Maio discusses the destruction of the cities surrounding Mt. Vesuvius. These cities faced various disasters from earthquakes, mudslides, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. A gravestone was actually discovered in 62 AD how a wife lost her family due to her house collapsing. Most of Pompeii, Oplontis and Herculaneum was destroyed by the earthquake. However, by 79AD Mt. Vesuvius erupted and buried all three towns. Herculaneum was victim to the lava flow, Oplontis was hit with mudslides while Pompeii was covered with ash and hit by a rock slide. The interesting thing is that artwork and ceramics were discovered in these cities perfectly preserved in the disasters each
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