Pompeii: The Last 48 hours

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In 2009, the Australian digital animation studio Zero One created ‘A Day in Pompeii, an visualization that recreated as accurately as possible what may have occurred during the last 48 hours before the destruction of Pompeii in August, 79 AD.

The video used historical data to estimate the timing for each of Mount Vesuvius’ eruptions, earthquakes, and subsequent firestorm that destroyed the city. The animation was part of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition held at the Melbourne Museum in 2009.

A Day in Pompeii

Source: www.zerooneanimation.com

Zero One created the animation for an immersive 3D theatre installation which gave visitors a chance to feel the same drama and terror of the town’s citizens long ago, and witness how a series of eruptions wiped out Pompeii over 48 hours.

Many thanks to Neil S. for the tip, which was originally found at Laughing Squid.

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