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Pompeii

Tran Tam Tinh, Eugene Dwyer, Volker Michael Strocka, Katherine M. D. Dunbabin and Peter J. Holliday

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Roman site in southern Italy, located 24 km south-east of Naples. Destroyed by an eruption of Mt Vesuvius in AD 79, it was preserved under layers of ash and lava until rediscovered in the 18th century.

Keywords: Introduction; Architecture; Sculpture; Painting; Mosaics; Rediscovery and influence

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Subjects: Art

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