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Inspired by the East

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British Museum, London, 10 October 2019 to 26 January 2020

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In AD 79, Pompeii was wiped out by a huge volcanic eruption that buried it beneath a thick carpet of ash and debris. We look back at fateful day – the day an entire Roman city died – and find out how the ruins offer us a glimpse into the lives of everyday Romans. Plus: Globetrotter Marco Polo meets Mongol warlord Kublai Khan; how the Night of the Long Knives made Hitler untouchable; inside the Victorian freak show; and all you need to know to survive an Edwardian dinner party

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Editor’s Letter
In AD 79 - there is still debate about when
REWIND
The sight of two German soldiers in their gas masks,
Giving you a fresh perspective on the events and findings from history
A look at everyday objects from the past
Colourised photographs that bring the past to life
The historian, archaeologist and TV presenter explains why changing the past won’t work and expresses the importance of recording your family history
Another timeless front page from the archives
Anniversaries that have made history
Snapshots of the world from one year in the past
FEATURES
The Venetian merchant spent more than two decades witnessing things that Europeans had never seen before, but more importantly - says Jonny Wilkes - he wrote it all down
With Downton Abbey soon to be hitting cinemas, how would you fare if invited to an Edwardian dinner gathering? Emma Slattery Williams offers some indispensible tips to help you impress anyone - even Lord Grantham himself
Gavin Mortimer explains how Hitler nearly came unstuck as early as 1934 - and that the bloody purge that followed was a warning of horrors to come
The eruption of Mount Vesuvius wiped out Pompeii in a suffocating cloud of ash, but, as Daisy Dunn explores, the buildings and remains buried beneath the debris provide a remarkable window into ancient Roman life
Felicity Day shows us the moves behind the dance crazes that had the power to challenge the status quo
John Woolf dispels the myths of the Victorian freak show where dwarves, bearded ladies and others found fame - if not acceptance - in front of rapt crowds
Q&A
YOU ASK, WE ANSWER
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A guide to what’s happening in the world of history over the coming weeks
The hottest documentaries, podcasts and period dramas
The royal seat of Anglo-Saxon kings, Bamburgh’s chequered past has seen it besieged, destroyed and rebuilt several times over
This month’s best historical reads
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