In a new discovery archaeologists have discovered a leather pouch full of coins when removing the skeleton of a man who had been crushed by a huge rock.
The new excavation site at Pompeii (Regio V) has revealed its first victim who was killed in a most dramatic fashion after apparently surviving the initial phases of the eruption of Vesuvius only to be crushed by a huge stone block while fleeing the doomed city.
In April 1599 , Italian Architect Domenico Fontana discovered the ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii, while constructing a canal beneath the city. Continue reading “1599 – Pompeii discovered by Architect”
The app available for windows, iphone and android features 3D reconstructions of the various buildings located at Pompeii to get an idea of how it all looked before the eruption of Vesuvius. The app also features cutaway drawings of houses and public buildings. Continue reading “Pompeii becomes a touch app”
According to Pompeii’s archaeological superintendent Massimo Osanna the site has received around 100 packages returning stolen relics in recent years. Continue reading “Are relics from Pompeii cursed?”
24 August AD 79 On this Day
Vesuvius erupted and buried the people of Pompeii. The eruption occurred just one day after the Vulcanalia, the festival celebrating Vulcan, a Roman god associated with fire. One eyewitness, Pliny the Younger, compared the smoke shooting up from Mount Vesuvius to a pine tree. Continue reading “AD 79 Vesuvius Erupts – Pompeii & Herculaneum”