Cities of Vesuvius



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Representations of Pompeii and Herculaneum over time

See pp. 16-21 of your text book.

A modern reinterpretation of "Last Days of Pompeii" and Nancy Sinatra's "Bang Bang (My Lover Shot Me Down)"


Jacob Phillip Hackert - View of Pompeii (1799)
Jacob Phillip Hackert - View of Pompeii (1799)


P.H. Valenciennes - The Death of Pliny
P.H. Valenciennes - The Death of Pliny


Karl Pavlovich Briullov - The Last day of Pompeii (1833)
Karl Pavlovich Briullov - The Last day of Pompeii (1833)

In 1843 Edward Bulwer-Lytton wrote “The Last Days of Pompeii”. Many film versions have been made of this work including the following three from 1913, 1935 (the famous one that often pops up on TV late at night), and 1960.
Last Days of Pompeii (1913)
Last Days of Pompeii (1913)
Last Days of Pompeii (1935)
Last Days of Pompeii (1935)
Last Days of Pompeii (1960)
Last Days of Pompeii (1960)


Theodore Chasseriau - Women in the Tepidarium (1853)
Theodore Chasseriau - Women in the Tepidarium (1853)


Edouard Alexandre de Sain - The Excavations of  Pompeii (1866)
Edouard Alexandre de Sain - The Excavations of Pompeii (1866)


Paul Alfred de Curzon - Dream Amid the Ruins of Pompeii (1866)
Paul Alfred de Curzon - Dream Amid the Ruins of Pompeii (1866)