New Pompeii discovery shows man crushed trying to flee eruption

World May 30, 2018

New Pompeii discovery shows man crushed trying to flee eruption

Officials at the Pompeii archaeological site have announced a dramatic new discovery, the skeleton of a man crushed by an enormous stone while trying to flee the explosion of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Pompeii officials on Tuesday released a photograph showing the skeleton protruding ...

'Roman Wall Painting in Pompeii'

Art / Openings In Tokyo May 3, 2016

'Roman Wall Painting in Pompeii'

by Megan Green

Until July 3 Mount Vesuvius' most famous eruption buried the ancient Roman town of Pompeii with a thick layer of volcanic ash almost 2,000 years ago. Rediscovered in the 18th century, the murals that were preserved beneath the ash continue to capture the world's imagination. ...

Pompeii: Dead city lives in ruins, imagination

Travel Aug 30, 2014

Pompeii: Dead city lives in ruins, imagination

by Michelle Locke

Pompeii is the city of the long goodbye. In A.D. 62, a major earthquake toppled buildings, causing severe damage, harbinger of what was to come. Seventeen years later, in A.D. 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying Pompeii in a swift and terrible destruction. Today, Pompeii is under ...