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    Code: 1991

    A Document Associates Production
    1979, color, 23 mins.
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    The volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24, A.D. 79, called an abrupt halt to the busy life of the city of Pompeii. Buried under a shower of ash, pumice and volcanic mud, the ancient town played host to a unique disaster of nature, one which preserved as it destroyed. The feeling of life—and the parallels of past and present—pervade the ruins of Pompeii, which have survived through the ages. From the shop-lined streets, the homes of private citizens, the crowded sports arenas, the well-preserved art and artifacts offer an intimate glimpse into the daily routines of the ancient world.

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