This display contains color artwork that depicts the cataclysmic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. This volcanic eruption destroyed the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Thousands perished under an apocalyptic rain of ash, stones, and magma. It remains one of the most tragic and famous of all volcanic eruptions in human history.
This display box contains a small sample of white compacted ash and stone from the 79AD eruption. This material comes from an old collection and is no longer legally available for collection in-situ - so it is legal to own this sample, but you cannot go there and collect your own ash today.
The box measures approx. 4 inches by 3 inches and has a black pebblegrain finish with glass viewing lid. The box can be opened and the sample removed if desired.
Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing a display like the one shown. Note, each sample of ash is unique and may vary slightly in appearance from the one shown. Note, the ash is white in color and does not show up very well in the photo, but is much easier to see in person.