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Archaeologists Uncover Two Well Preserved Bodies at Pompeii

Archaeologists announced Friday that they have discovered the perfectly preserved bodies of two men who died together at a villa just outside of Pompeii nearly 2,000 years ago. The men were relatively young when they were killed after Mt. Vesuvius...

Ancient Fresco Portraying Greek Myth Unveiled in Pompeii, Italy

Italian authorities recently unveiled to the public an ancient fresco depicting a famous Greek myth in Pompeii, the Roman city which was completely destroyed after the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano in 79 AD. The fresco, which was first discovered...

Scientists Find Ancient Greek Texts on Papyrus Burnt After Vesuvius Eruption

A group of European scientists has found a hidden ancient Greek text on the back of a papyrus that was burnt after the Vesuvius volcano eruption in 79 AD. The scrolls – known as the Herculaneum papyri or Herculaneum scrolls...

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...