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New Pompeii evidence rewrites Vesuvius history of eruption



One of the fossilized remains of a victim of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 BC

A newly discovered inscription in Pompeii proves that the city was destroyed by Vesuvius after October 1

7, 79 AD, and not on August 24, as previously assumed, archaeologists said Tuesday.

Recently, archaeologists discovered that a worker dated "the 16th day before the calendars of November", that is the 17th October, in a house in Pompeii, the head of the archeology of the place, Massimo Osanna, the Italian Communicated media.

Presumably, Pompeii and Herculaneum were destroyed by the massive eruption of Vesuvius on 24 August due to contemporary writings and archaeological finds.

Nevertheless, there were hints like autumn fruit on branches found in the ashen ruins

"Today, with much modesty, we may rewrite the history books because we date the eruption into the second half of October," said Italy Minister of Culture Alberto Bonisoli.

Pompeii is the second most visited tourist attraction in Italy after the Colosseum in Rome, with more than three million visitors in the first eight months of this year.


Further information:
Child's old skeleton found in the ruins of Pompeii's Bath


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