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Roman bread from Pompeii, Italy. Pompeii was buried under a thick layer of volcanic ash by a catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. The site of the town was rediscovered in 1748, and subsequent excavations revealed buildings and artefacts in a remarkably well preserved state.

Roman bread from Pompeii, Italy. Pompeii was buried under a thick layer of volcanic ash by a catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. The site of the town was rediscovered in 1748, and subsequent excavations revealed buildings and artefacts in a remarkably well preserved state.

The Roman vacation town of Pompeii was entombed in ash after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE. So what's the mystery? Because Pompeii was perfectly preserved in the exact configuration it had in 79 CE, there are hundreds of historical details that are utterly alien to contemporary eyes including decorative penis statues, weird graffiti, inexplicable art, & living arrangements that are unlike anything you'd see in a modern city. Mysteries of everyday life are greater than how it…

8 Ruined Cities That Remain a Mystery to This Day

The Roman vacation town of Pompeii was entombed in ash after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE. So what's the mystery? Because Pompeii was perfectly preserved in the exact configuration it had in 79 CE, there are hundreds of historical details that are utterly alien to contemporary eyes including decorative penis statues, weird graffiti, inexplicable art, & living arrangements that are unlike anything you'd see in a modern city. Mysteries of everyday life are greater than how it…

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