History GCSE: Pompeii: The Mystery of the People Frozen in Time

The city of Pompeii uniquely captures the public's imagination - in AD79 a legendary volcanic disaster left its citizens preserved in ashes to this very day.

Margaret Mountford turns detective to tell a new story at the heart of one of history's most iconic moments, as she looks at the unique set of circumstances that led to the remarkable preservation of the people of Pompeii.

Suitable for: Teaching GCSE History. Appears in Edexcel, AQA, WJEC KS4/GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 5 in Scotland.

What happened when Vesuvius erupted in 79AD?
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What happened at Herculaneum, the town not far from Pompeii?
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How did the victims of Pompeii die?
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Why weren't the clothes of the Pompeii victims destroyed by the heat of a pyroclastic current?
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How were the casts of the victims of Pompeii made?
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Can science reveal what two of the victims of Vesuvius actually looked like?
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