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Visualization of Vesuvius eruption in 79 CE


Animation of the Vesuvius eruption

Using computer technology, the moment of the Vesuvius eruption in 79 CE was recreated – a tragic event during the reign of the Emperor Titus.


The explosion was so sudden and unexpectedly, it completely surprised more than three thousand residents of Pompeii. The eruption was preceded by a series of earthquakes also in the Danube region. After the end of the eruption, Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabie were covered over six meters of ash, which deadly choke the city, kept the evidence of the life of its inhabitants, immobilized forever at the moment of the tragedy. The consequences of Vesuvius’ explosion sowed fear and death in the flowering regions of Campania.

The film allows us to see what could feel inhabitants of Pompeii. The tragic event was amazing because it allowed to discover the world of Romans. The huge number of objects of great historical importance, which was found under the meter layers of ashes, now allows scientists to learn about the ancient world on a huge scale. The objects absorbed by the element are real treasures: houses, therms, tools, dishes, frescos, graffiti.

At one point in the film we can see a pyroclastic avalanche flowing down the slope of Vesuvius, which moved towards Herculaneum.

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