Pompeii – Archaeology of the Famous Roman Tragedy

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Bodies recently discovered at Pompeii, in the same position as when overwhelmed by the ashes of Vesuvius." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1893. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-381c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

The traditional date of the eruption is August 24th, AD 79, supposed to have been the date reported in Pliny the Younger’s letters….

Source: Pompeii – Archaeology of the Famous Roman Tragedy

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