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The Boat Houses of Herculaneum

By miptog
AFTER 12 hours huddled in the beachside boat houses, the refugees from Herculaneum had probably assumed that the worst was over.

Vesuvius had been erupting all day and, apart from the hail of pumice, there seemed to be no obvious danger. Yet as the 300 men, women and children sat in the semi-darkness debating whether to return to their homes or flee down the coast, a scorching cloud of superheated volcanic ash burst into the crowded shelters. They were instantly fried alive.

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