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New Remains Found at Pompeii Show the Agony of Mount Vesuvius' Victims

Archaeologists working near the ancient city of Pompeii have uncovered the remains of two men who were likely trying to find shelter during the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.Read more...
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The eerie remains of a master and slave frozen in time unearthed in the Roman city of Pompeii

Remains of two men who were killed in 79 AD in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Luigi Spina/Reuters The well-preserved remains of two men have been discovered in the Roman city of Pompeii, near Naples. The two bodies were killed in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD which covered the ancient city in volcanic ash and froze it in time. The bodies are thought to be of a wealthy man and a slave and were found in a villa on the outskirts of Pompeii. Massimo Osanna, director of Pompeii Arche...
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Nearly 2,000 years on, bodies of man, slave fleeing volcano found at Pompeii

Two men apparently escaped initial eruption of Mount Vesuvius, before dying from blast the next morning; remains found under 2 meters of ash
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Pompeii dig reveals ‘almost perfect’ remains of a master and his slave

Archaeologists have unearthed two exceptionally well-preserved victims of the eruption of Vesuvius in AD79The almost perfectly preserved remains of two men have been unearthed in an extraordinary discovery in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii.The bodies of what are thought to be a wealthy man and his slave, believed to have died as they were fleeing the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79, were found during excavations at a villa in the outskirts of the city, Pompeii archaeological p...
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Investigating the historic eruption of Mount Vesuvius - podcast

When Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD79, the damage wreaked was catastrophic. Ash and pumice darkened the skies, and hot gas flowed from the volcano. Uncovering the victims, fated to lie frozen in time for 2,000 years, has shown they died in a range of gruesome ways. Nicola Davis speaks to Pier Paolo Patrone about his work analysing ancient inhabitants of Pompeii and nearby towns, and what it tells us about the risk people face today Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Italy, Archaeology, Natural Disasters, Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, Nicola Davis, Pier Paolo Patrone


Researchers discover intact brain cells of man killed by Mt Vesuvius eruption

A team of researchers in Italy discovered the intact brain cells of a young man who died in the Mount Vesuvius eruption in A.D. 79.The brain's cell structure was visible to researchers (who used an electron microscope) in a glassy, black material found inside the man's skull. The material was likely the victim's brain preserved through the process of vitrification in which the intense heat followed by rapid cooling turned the organ to glass. Almost 2,000 years ago, Mount Vesuvius — located on t...
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Canadian woman returns 'cursed' artefacts stolen from Pompeii

A package containing artefacts stolen from the ancient site of Pompeii was delivered to a travel agent in the southern Italian city, with a letter saying they were “cursed.” The letter, written in English by a Canadian woman named Nicole, said the relics were stolen in Pompeii in 2005, during a visit to the archaeological site. “Take them back, please, they bring bad luck,” the woman wrote. The package contained two mosaic pieces, a piece of ceramics and two parts of an amphora. Pompeii is one o...
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Well preserved 2,000-year-old brain cells found in Vesuvius victim

Brain of a young man killed in the eruption was found in Herculaneum, ItalyBrain cells have been found in exceptionally preserved form in the remains of a young man killed in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius almost 2,000 years ago, an Italian study has revealed.The preserved neuronal structures in vitrified or frozen form were discovered at the archaeological site of Herculaneum, an ancient Roman city engulfed under a hail of volcanic ash after nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. Continue readi...
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Scientists find intact brain cells in skull of man killed in Vesuvius eruption

The brain cells of a young man who died almost 2,000 years ago in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius have been found intact by a team of researchers in Italy.
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Scientists find intact brain cells in skull of man killed in Vesuvius eruption nearly 2,000 years ago

The brain cells of a young man who died almost 2,000 years ago in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius have been found intact by a team of researchers in Italy.
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Scientists find brain cells in skull of man killed in eruption 2,000 years ago

The brain cells of a young man who died almost 2,000 years ago in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius have been found intact by a team of researchers in Italy.
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Intact brain cells found in 2,000-year-old skull

The brain cells of a young man who died almost 2,000 years ago in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius have been found intact by a team of researchers in Italy.
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Preserved Brain Tissue Found in Victim of Ancient Vesuvius Eruption, Scientists Report

The catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago is famous for preserving its many victims in volcanic ash. New research suggests this preservation extends to the cellular level, owing to the apparent discovery of neurons in a victim whose brain was turned to glass during the eruption.Read more...
Tags: Science, Neuroscience, Pompeii, Neurons, Ancient Rome, Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum, Volcanic Eruptions, Vesuvius Eruption, Ancient Brains, Brain Preservations, Vitrification


Watch these GIFs reconstruct 7 global historic ancient ruins into how they originally looked in all their glory

Most international travel is on hold because of COVID-19. Expedia created GIFs that show how ancient ruins would have looked in their prime. Countries around the world have banned American tourists from entry, so virtual travel will have to do for now. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The coronavirus has put travel on hold for the foreseeable future, but there are still ways to see the world and scratch that travel itch. Expedia commissioned artists to create GIFs showing h...
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Explore the Ruins of Timgad, the “African Pompeii” Excavated from the Sands of Algeria

Image via Wikimedia Commons Fifteen centuries after its fall, the Roman Empire lives on in unexpected places. Take, for instance, the former colonial city of Timgad, located in Algeria 300 miles from the capital. Founded by the Emperor Trajan around 100 AD as Colonia Marciana Ulpia Traiana Thamugadi, it thrived as a piece of Rome in north Africa before turning Christian in the third century and into a center of the Donatist sect in the fourth. The three centuries after that saw a sacking by Van...
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Italy in Bocca – how rare cookbooks with cardboard covers inspired a food film

Roberto Serrini, an editor and filmmaker, and Peter Boggia, a motorcycle mechanic, are two friends from Queens with a shared love of books and food, particularly authentic Italian cuisine. Inspired by a series of rare cardboard-bound, handwritten cookbooks published in 1976 by a small Italian publisher called Edizone Il Vespro, Roberto and Peter have made a short documentary film called Italy in Bocca. Roberto Serrini (left) and Peter Boggia (Pic: italyinbocca.com) The ...
Tags: Cooking, Books, New York, Milan, Movies, Interview, Queens, Italy, Roma, Peter, Roberto, Mount Vesuvius, Italy Roma, AbeBooks, Bocca, Roberto Serrini


The city will survive coronavirus

In a recent essay, New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman asked “Can City Life Survive Coronavirus?” It seems an apt question in this extraordinary time of mandated retreat from public life.  City streets and spaces normally teeming with people are nearly deserted now, evoking scenes from a Terry Gilliam film.  In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 we have shut down the sites where the rituals of daily urban life unfold, “third places” like cafes and bars and community center...
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Check out 30 famous World Heritage sites you can virtually visit on Google Earth while social distancing (GOOG)

Google Earth has a list of 30 UNESCO World Heritage sites to virtually visit and learn about online. On Thursday, the US State Department issued a Level 4 travel advisory covering all international travel. The advisory came as the coronavirus has infected more than 235,000 people and killed more than 9,700. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. COVID-19, the coronavirus disease, might stop you from traveling, but you can still visit historical sites online using Google Earth. Th...
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Pompeii's House of Lovers reopens to public after 40 years

Jewel of ancient Roman city was severely damaged by destructive earthquake in 1980One of Pompeii’s most celebrated buildings, the House of Lovers, will reopen to the public on Tuesday, 40 years after it was severely damaged in an earthquake.The domus, considered to be among the jewels of the ancient city that was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79, was discovered in 1933 with its second floor and decorations almost completely preserved. Continue reading...
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Here Lies the Skull of Pliny the Elder, Maybe

The Roman admiral and scholar died during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Might this really be his cranium?
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Scientists Confirm Mount Vesuvius Eruption Turned Victim’s Brain Into Glass

(MILAN) — The eruption of Mount Vesuvius turned an incinerated victim’s brain material into glass, the first time scientists have verified the phenomenon from a volcanic blast, officials at the Herculaneum archaeology site said Thursday. Archaeologists rarely recover human brain tissue, and when they do it is normally smooth and soapy in consistency, according to an article detailing the discovery in the New England Journal of Medicine. The eruption of Vesuvius in the year 79 instantly kill...
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Some Mount Vesuvius victims suffered slowly and one victim's brain turned to glass, new research says

The remains of those who became trapped by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius tell a story of tragic suffering, according to a new analysis of their bones.
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Some Mount Vesuvius victims suffered slowly, study says

The remains of those who became trapped by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius tell a story of tragic suffering, according to a new analysis of their bones.
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Mount Vesuvius blast turned ancient victim's brain to glass

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius turned an incinerated victim's brain material into glass, the first time scientists have verified the phenomenon from a volcanic blast, officials at the Herculaneum archaeology site said Thursday. Archaeologists rarely recover human brain tissue, and when they do it is normally smooth and soapy in consistency, according to an article detailing the discovery in the New England Journal of Medicine. The eruption of Vesuvius in the year 79 instantly killed the inhabi...
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'Journey to Italy' (1954)

Released in September 1954, Journey to Italy was directed by Roberto Rossellini and is considered by many to be his finest film. Set in Naples, with dialogue in English, presumably to market the film in England and the U.S., the film stars Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders as a married couple at the tail end of their marriage. The inheritance of an uncle's house brings them to Italy so they can sell it. But being alone, away from their social life in London, exposes their differences and the tr...
Tags: England, London, Italy, Jazz, Bentley, Naples, Pompeii, Sanders, Ingrid Bergman, Bergman, Rossellini, Roberto Rossellini, George Sanders, Mount Vesuvius, Gennaro, Marc Myers


Stacked-Up Book Thoughts: 5 Current Book Reviews

Hello, December! Where the heck did this year go? We may be a few weeks away from winter, but the weather here has definitely taken a downward turn. It's been windy, a little icy, and cold. We haven't had any major snow yet, so that's something to be grateful for. I'm also glad we took the time to get the deck ready for winter. We didn't finish with the yard work -- but there's always next year, right? Another thing I'm happy about is that it seems as if my workload is finally under co...
Tags: Audiobooks, Books, Oregon, Fiction, Africa, Fantasy, America, History, New York Times, Bravo, Italy, Philadelphia, Naples, Botswana, Doubleday, Russell


'Extraordinary' Roman villa reopened to public in Herculaneum

House of Bicentenary in site near Pompeii had been under restoration for 35 yearsAn ancient Roman house has reopened to the public in the archaeological park of Herculaneum, the town near Naples buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79.Considered the site’s most noble Roman villa, the House of the Bicentenary had been under restoration for 35 years. The three-storey, 600-sq-metre domus, which contains stunning frescoes and mosaic floors, was discovered in 1938, 200 years after excavation...
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Ancient philosophic scrolls — scorched by Vesuvius — could be made readable once again

Researchers will be using new technology to examine famous ancient artifacts.They'll use the powerful light source, Diamond, at the U.K.'s national synchrotron facility.The team has developed a special technique to virtually unwrap the scrolls so that they can be read.Ancient charred scrolls written in a dead language made readable again. No, this isn't the trick of some arcane mystic in a pulp story. It's 21st-century fact. It may soon be, at least. Researchers are banking on a new technology ...
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Herculaneum scroll: Shining a light on 2,000-year-old secrets

Scientists in Oxfordshire are trying to decipher scrolls buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD79.
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