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This day in A.D. 79

August 25, 2014

Ferrell's Travel Blog

On this day in A.D. 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted. The ashes from the volcanic eruption came down on the cities of Pompei, Herculaneum and Stabiae. Thousands of people and animals died when they were covered with the ash from the eruption.

When modern researchers found empty caverns where bodies had decayed they filled them with plaster. In doing so they actually captured the dying moment of the person or animal. The photo below show one person in that final moment.

Cast of a man who DT IED at Pompeii in A.D. 79. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins. Cast of a man who died at Pompeii in A.D. 79. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

This, and the other bodies seeking relief from the horrible death, remind me of the statements of Scripture that tell about men and women who are unprepared for the judgment of God.

Then they will begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us! and to the hills, Cover (conceal, hide) us! (Luke 23:30)

Then the…

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