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Pompeii inscription rewrites volcanic eruption history

Pompeii inscription rewrites volcanic eruption history
Wednesday 17
12:40 2018

An inscription discovered on a house in the ruins of Pompeii suggests the city was destroyed by a volcanic eruption two months later than currently believed. Historians have dated the eruption of Mount Vesuvius to 24 August 79 AD, based on contemporary writings and archaeological finds. But a newly discovered writing on the wall of a house suggests the city was destroyed after "the 16th day before the calends of November", meaning 17 October, rather than in August. The head of archaeology for the site, Massimo Osanna, told Italian media that the inscription had been recently discovered - and it ...

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Summary: An inscription discovered on a house in the ruins of Pompeii suggests the city was destroyed by a volcanic eruption two months later than currently believed.

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