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Pompeii

Pompeii was a Roman city near modern Naples, Italy, that was destroyed during the catastrophic 79 ACE volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. As a result of the eruption, the city was buried under many feet of ash for 1,600 years before it was accidentally rediscovered. Its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire. During the first excavation in 1860, voids discovered in the ash-layer were found to be spaces left by what? More...
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the whole naples bay is a covered top of a volanco
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An ancient voice reaches out from the past to tell us of the disaster. This voice belongs to Pliny the Younger whose letters describe his experience during the eruption while he was staying in the home of his Uncle, Pliny the Elder. The elder Pliny was an official in the Roman Court, in charge of the fleet in the area of the Bay of Naples and a naturalist. Pliny the Younger's letters were discovered in the 16th century.

Wrath of the Gods

A few years after the event, Pliny wrote a friend, Cornelius Tacitus, describing the happenings of late August 79 AD when the eruption of Vesuvius obliterated Pompeii, killed his Uncle and almost destroyed his family. At the time, Pliney was eighteen and living at his Uncle's villa in the town of Misenum. We pick up his story as he describes the warning raised by his mother:


In a second letter to Tacitus, Pliny describes what happened to him and to his mother during the second day of the disaster:

Pompeii home. Ashes were already falling, not as yet very thickly. I looked round: a dense black cloud was coming up behind us, spreading over the earth like a flood.'Let us leave the road while we can still see,'I said,'or we shall be knocked down and trampled underfoot in the dark by the crowd behind.'We had scarcely sat down to rest when darkness fell, not the dark of a moonless or cloudy night, but as if the lamp had been put out in a closed room.

You could hear the shrieks of women, the wailing of infants, and the shouting of men; some were calling their parents, others their children or their wives, trying to recognize them by their voices. People bewailed their own fate or that of their relatives, and there were some who prayed for death in their terror of dying. Many besought the aid of the gods, but still more imagined there were no gods left, and that the universe was plunged into eternal darkness for evermore.

There were people, too, who added to the real perils by inventing fictitious dangers: some reported that part of Misenum had collapsed or another part was on fire, and though their tales were false they found others to believe them. A gleam of light returned, but we took this to be a warning of the approaching flames rather than daylight. However, the flames remained some distance off; then darkness came on once more and ashes began to fall again, this time in heavy showers. We rose from time to time and shook them off, otherwise we should have been buried and crushed beneath their weight. I could boast that not a groan or cry of fear escaped me in these perils, but I admit that I derived some poor consolation in my mortal lot from the belief that the whole world was dying with me and I with it."


"The Destruction of Pompeii, 79 AD," EyeWitness to History, www.eyewitnesstohistory.com (1999).

johnfl
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WERE 9-11 TOWERS AND POMPEII BOTH A WRATH OF GOD?
Fredric Frank Myers
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 5:51:26 PM

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Yes, of course this was a sad and tragic event but it has helped humankind immensely in understand those historical times. That is if you are any type of a thinking individual.
Fredric Frank Myers
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 6:11:29 PM

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Did I just notice that some brain-dead person on this site mentioned that the Pompeii disaster was, "the wrath of GOD"???? I'll have to go back and reread thoroughly what was written, unless it came from that nut case; the born again, narrow minded idiot that has posted her dogmatic Christion beliefs', where ever possible upon this sight..... I wonder????
Fredric Frank Myers
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Hay guys that write these articles; what happened to BCE instead of BC in this article?
Fredric Frank Myers
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 7:19:12 PM

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I have, more then once wondered if in fact humans are not, generally speaking, the more intelligent, of the animals upon this planet? Point in fact, would be those people that are back rebuilding in the path of Mount St. Helena. Or am I just missing something. By the way, for those of you that deign global warming could raise sea level's; I've got some really great beach front property to sell you all.....
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human body voids.
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