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From the Ashes: Art and History

The National Gallery of Art unveils close to 150 works of art excavated from or inspired by the ancient city of Pompeii.

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DAY OF WRATH
Article | Aug. 23, A.D. 79, was the last day of Pompeii. Who has not imagined what befell that chic resort? The towering volcano, then the wrath-of-God explosion, the rivers of red lava, the hot snows of gray ash, the fluted columns crashing, the statues overturned, and the panic of the dying as the trades...

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