Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Death in Pompeii!

Yes, this article from Der Spiegel has the familiar attention-grabbing headline, but rather than just being an entirely puff piece on the topic, it's actually presenting some new work on vulcanology in Pompeii, specifically focusing on the Casa di J. Polybius. This particular research project is being carried out by Claudio Scarpati, Giuseppe Luongo, and Anna Maria Perrotta of the Universita' di Napoli Federico II.

There are also some interesting drawings reconstructing the phases of the eruption, as experienced by this house.

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