Vesuvius: volcanic laboratory or miracle of divine intervention?

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Presenter: Gillian Darley

Published: April 2014

Age: 14-19 and upwards

Views: 589 views

Tags: vesuvius;volcano;eruption;naples

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society


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Commentaries on Vesuvius have, for some two thousand years, see-sawed between observers’ fascination with the phenomenon, as an inexplicable expression of the earth’s inner force, and the relationship of the unpredictable mountain to a religious population, who seek to placate it through their faith. Gillian Darley is a writer and broadcaster.

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