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New SiteA Day in Pompeii 9:39 Youtube short about the eruption of August 24-25, 79. This has sound, special effects; you are there, looking out an upper story window. It's scary and eerily fascinating. Sometimes watching is more effective than reading.

" A Day in Pompeii, a Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition, was held at Melbourne Museum from 26 June to 25 October 2009. Over 330,000 people visited the exhibition -- an average of more than 2,700 per day -- making it the most popular traveling exhibition ever staged by an Australian museum.

Zero One created the animation for an immersive 3D theatre installation which gave visitors a chance to feel the same drama and terror of the town's citizens long ago, and witness how a series of eruptions wiped out Pompeii over 48 hours."