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The Story of Pompeii

In this title, you can read what it is like to witness a volcanic eruption. You are transported back to the streets of Roman Pompeii on a busy market day in AD 79. Suddenly, without warning, the nearby volcano blows its top. Soon, volcanic ash starts to rain down on the city streets, and people start to flee in panic. Many escape, but what fate awaits those who stayed behind? 

Each title in The Story of… series features a stunning visual sequence in which the same viewpoint is held over time—sometimes minutes or hours, sometimes thousands of years—while the events unfold dramatically before our eyes. History is brought to life as never before.