Watch the Destruction of Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius, Re-Created with Computer Animation (79 AD) | Open Culture

A good disaster story never fails to fascinate — and, given that it actually happened, the story of Pompeii especially so. Buried and thus frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, the ancient Roman town of 11,000 has provided an object of great historical interest ever since its rediscovery in 1599. Baths, houses, tools and other possessions (including plenty of wine bottles), frescoes, graffiti, an amphitheater, an aqueduct, the “Villa of the Mysteries“: Pompeii has it all, as far as the stuff of first-century Roman life goes.

The ash-preserved ruins of Pompeii, more than any other source, have provided historians with a window into just what life in that time and place was like. A Day in Pompeii, an exhibition held at the Melbourne Museum in 2009, gave its more than…

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2 thoughts on “Watch the Destruction of Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius, Re-Created with Computer Animation (79 AD) | Open Culture

  1. I agree with your comment, though it did remind me of the modern-day mobile phone shots, people trapped on hotel balconies, filming Tsunamis or floods. I enjoyed it, although similar reconstructions have been done before of course, and in greater detail.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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