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Apocalypse Then: Bulwer-Lytton’s “The Last Days of Pompeii”

Cover and illustration from Bulwer-Lytton's The Last Days of Pompeii

Mount Vesuvius erupted on August 24, A.D. 79, burying Pompeii and neighboring towns under tons of ash and volcanic debris. Rediscovered by accident some 1,650 years later, the Vesuvian ruins captured the imagination of artists and writers, who vied to… More»

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      Put a Ring on It

      Who wouldn’t want to wear a gold ring featuring the slaying of a Chimaera, a mythological beast with the head and body of a lion, a goat’s head on its back, and a snakes head as a tail. 

      Oh, and it breathes fire. (And was made between 340 - 320 B.C.)


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