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The Most Disturbing Part Of Pompeii's Destruction Isn't What You Think

You might think the most disturbing part of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii, Herculaneum, and other towns was that the people living there had no warning. If they had better technology, or even saw a bit of smoke or a stream of lava, they might have realized what was going on and been able to escape in time. It's the inevitability of the deaths of thousands of people that seems so tragic; like it's ridiculously unfair they weren't given a fighting chance...

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    The Most Disturbing Part Of Pompeii's Destruction Isn't What You Think

    The Most Disturbing Part Of Pompeii's Destruction Isn't What You Think

    You might think the most disturbing part of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii, Herculaneum, and other towns was that the people living there had no warning. If they had better technology, or even saw a bit of smoke or a stream of lava, they might have realized what was going on and been able to escape in time. It's the inevitability of the...

    How Historically Accurate Is The Movie Pompeii?

    How Historically Accurate Is The Movie Pompeii?

    The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79 claimed the lives of roughly 2,000 people in the city of Pompeii and town of Herculaneum after massive amounts of volcanic ash buried and suffocated them in minutes (via The Guardian). In a morbid facet of the tragedy, many of the victims were captured in their final moments by the ash, as their bodies created...

    Incredible Archaeological Finds That Changed Everything

    Incredible Archaeological Finds That Changed Everything

    If all the world's still-hidden archaeological sites were revealed to us right now, they still wouldn't tell us everything there is to know about human history. We'd need a time machine for that. The only thing those still-hidden sites could do for us is provide tantalizing clues about what life was like before people started writing everything down...

    This Is Why Volcanoes Really Erupt

    This Is Why Volcanoes Really Erupt

    There's something mystical about volcanoes. While science can offers reasonable explanation about why eruptions occur, plenty of rituals exist to appease the Gods to stop the destruction. American Scientist, for instance, wrote about the Merapi volcano in Indonesia that flared in May 2006, leeching lava from its dome. When warned by volcanologists...

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