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Poisoned, Then Buried: Before Vesuvius, Toxic Water Likely Sickened Pompeii

by Dave Sadler
When Mount Vesuvius in southwestern Italy erupted in A.D. 79, it engulfed the city of Pompeii so quickly that residents barely had time to react to the impending disaster before it killed them. Their final moments were frozen…

Pregnant Women And Fetuses Among Vesuvius’ Victims, Archaeologists Reveal

by Dave Sadler
Exactly 1,938 years ago today, Mt. Vesuvius erupted, famously burying Pompeii, Herculaneum, and outlying villas in pumice, ash, and mud. New archaeological research this summer at the site of Oplontis has shed…

14 Bizarre Things Most People Don’t Know About The Bodies Preserved At Pompeii

by Dave Sadler
in 79 CE volcanic Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried Pompeii, Italy. Hidden from the world beneath pumice and ash, it was all but forgotten for nearly 1,500 years. That all changed in 1738 when the site was discovered,…

‘Graffiti in Pompeii and Herculaneum give insight into groups marginalized by history books’

by Dave Sadler
No site in the world has been continually excavated for so long as Pompeii, the city that lay buried after being destroyed when Mount Vesuvius erupted, until its accidental discovery over…

Roman navy’s daring bid to save the people of Pompeii

by Dave Sadler
Darkness descended at noon. The earth shook with violent tremors that destroyed homes and drove back the sea from its banks. People tied pillows to their heads against the storm of stones and cinders raining from on high. In the distance, they saw a cloud…

The truth is in the garbage: New research examines ancient Roman trash

by Dave Sadler
When workers began digging out the Roman cities torched by Mount Vesuvius, the exquisite wall paintings, sumptuous villas and golden jewelry they found quickly grabbed the spotlight. But archaeologists are now looking to a less glamorous…
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