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The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum

A restorer works on the mold of a horse in the ruins of a Roman villa recently found by Italian carabinieri (police) during an investigation into tunnels dug by thieves in Civita Giuliana, next to the archaeological site of Pompeii. Carlo Hermann/Kontrolab/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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A museum employee looked at John Martin's recently restored The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum, at the Tate Britain in central London on Monday (Sept. 19, 2011). Andrew Winning/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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