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Exploring Pompeii in Hong Kong

     The explosive eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD was a natural disaster that quickly became a human tragedy when billions of tons of molten rock, ash and pumice buried the Roman city of Pompeii and other nearby towns, killing most of their inhabitants.

     However, the volcanic fallout preserved the disaster scene for over 1 500 years, giving us a glimpse at daily life in a Roman town and a graphic record of the tragedy that unfolded that fateful day.

     The victims' stories are being told through priceless artefacts now on show in the Mare Nostrum: Roman Navy and Pompeii exhibition at the Museum of History.

     Its curator Terence Cheung showed the intriguing exhibits.

     The story appears on today (June 19) in text and video format.

Ends/Sunday, June 19, 2016
Issued at HKT 09:50


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