Throwback Thursday: This Week in History… The Destruction of Pompeii

We’re throwing all the way back to the Roman Empire today and the destruction of Pompeii on August 24 in the year 79. The city wasn’t rediscovered and excavated until the 1740s but once word of its well-preserved marvels spread, artists and intellectuals flocked from all over Europe to see it. The vast majority of our knowledge of everyday Roman life comes from the houses, shops and forum of Pompeii and nearby city Herculaneum. A few 19th century renditions by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema of what life might have been like in the port city of Pompeii in the pleasant years before it was destroyed:

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