We Can Now Read What's Written On Rolls Of Papyrus Buried By Vesuvius

Papyrus rolls buried in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD were discovered 260 years ago in the ruins of Herculaneum. But they're so fragile that it's never been possible to read them without inadvertently destroying them until now. » 1/20/15 2:20pm 1/20/15 2:20pm

The graffiti of Pompeii was downright raunchy, and absolutely hilarious

Before being entombed with ash by Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii was a thriving city. There was government, there was infrastructure — and yes, there was graffiti. Very vulgar, very explicit graffitti. » 7/27/12 11:40am 7/27/12 11:40am

How did the victims of the Plinean Eruption of Vesuvius die?

Even at the the far edge of the mud and ash that came from the Pompeii volcano's explosion, the heat was sufficient to instantly kill everyone, even those inside their homes. » 6/27/10 10:45am 6/27/10 10:45am