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8 OF THE MOST INCREDIBLE FRESCO PAINTINGS FROM POMPEII

An important eyewitness account by Pliny the Younger (A.D. 61-113) offers us a glimpse of that fateful day in A.D. 79 when the eruption of Mount Vesuvius buried an entire town and most of its inhabitants. Pliny, whose uncle died in the disaster, vividly describes sheets of fire and enormous pumice stones raining down from the volcano as well as people running desperately towards the sea, terrified for their lives.

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8 OF THE MOST INCREDIBLE FRESCO PAINTINGS FROM POMPEII

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