Scientists use CAT scan technology to learn about the habits of life, employment and social class of the residents of Pompeii who died in 79 AD after the volcano erupted.
Pompeii and other cities affected by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The black cloud represents the general distribution of ash and cinder. Modern coast lines are shown.
The scrolls of Herculaneum, burned & buried in the Pompeii eruption, are now being decoded. Papyrus on "The Good King" by Philodemus of Gadara, viewed with multispectral infrared light
A pottery workshop discovered near one of Pompeii's gates was hastily abandoned, as workers realized the volcano was erupting.