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Vesuvius Volcano Victim’s Skeleton Found in Herculaneum

The skeleton of a victim of the cataclysmic eruption of the Mt. Vesuvius volcano was found this week in Herculaneum, near Pompeii, representing the first such find in over 25 years. Like its larger sister town, Herculaneum was also destroyed...

Scientists Read Greek Volcano-Burnt Scrolls Found in Italy

Scientists in Italy were able to read for the first time part of the Greek texts that were written on ancient scrolls – known as the Herculaneum papyri -- that were burnt when Mount Vesuvius erupted. The Herculaneum papyri are more...