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The Revival of the Ancient Greek Papyri Burned at Mount Vesuvius

The Ancient Greek papyri that was burned in 79 AD following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius has now been revived and the knowledge they held also recovered. There were more than 1,800 papyri, sometimes referred to as the Herculaneum scrolls,...

Nearly-Intact Pompeii Chariot Among the Greatest Archaeological Finds

The Pompeii chariot, once drawn by four horses as part of splendid ceremonies, was one of the greatest archaeological finds of the entire year of 2021 in the city destroyed nearly two thousand years ago in a cataclysmic volcanic...

2,000 Year Old Tortoise and its Egg Found in Latest Pompeii Discovery

Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a tortoise and its egg that was buried in volcanic ash after the eruption in 79 AD in Pompeii. The animal’s remains were found buried under the clay floor of a storehouse and probably...

Entire DNA of Pompeii Victim 2,000 Years Ago Sequenced by Scientists

For the first time, researchers have managed to sequence the entire DNA belonging to the remains of a man who died in Pompeii 2,000 years ago. Preserved by volcanic materials from the eruption of Vesuvius and analyzed with new scientific...

Robots with Artificial Intelligence to Reconstruct Pompeii Frescoes

A robot fitted with artificial intelligence will be used to restore the stunning frescoes damaged in Pompeii nearly 2,000 years ago when Mt. Vesuvius erupted, leaving the ancient city blanketed in volcanic ash. After the volcano erupted, lava coursed down...

Archeologists Discover Slaves’ Room in Pompeii

A team of archaeologists working at the Archaeological Park of Pompeii on Monday has discovered the ruins of a room in which slaves once lived. Pompeii was an ancient Roman city that existed in what is currently known as Campania,...

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...

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 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...