This site is simply intended to give an overall view of the effects and aftermath of the Vesuvian eruption, a virtual guide book, if you like, for the Campanian towns that were destroyed that day in late summer AD79. The information on the site has been cross checked with as many sources as possible and none of the text relies on a single source.
The written sources of the data are listed in the bibliography, but this has been extensively added to by on-line resources. The plans and maps have all been produced by the author and are based on actual surveys, those in Pompeii on the excellent GIS provided by MainstreetGIS. As mentioned above, the photographs come from a multitude of sources, all of which are referenced in the photo library together with their associated copyright restrictions.
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