The Cultural Impact of Volcanic Eruptions Throughout History

These natural disasters have had a surprising influence on art, music, and literature.

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  • Fresco of Mount Vesuvius, preserved in Pompeii's House of the Centenary.Photo Credit: Wikipedia
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  • 1888 lithograph of the 1883 eruption of Indonesia's Krakatoa. 

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  • 1888 depiction of the sky over London following the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa. 

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