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AI helps researchers win $700k by decoding contents of 2000-year-old Roman scroll!

While many know the tragedy of Pompeii, Vesuvius also consumed nearby Roman cities, including the a…

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Pompeii, known for its 'fast-food,' found to have had kitchen shrines, dozens of bakeries, and an ode to pizza

In new excavations, archeologists found Pompeii had an industrial bakery, and frescoes, one of whic…

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Pompeii 'curse' myth: Tourist returns stones stolen from ancient city with letter saying she has since been diagnosed with breast cancer

A woman diagnosed with breast cancer after taking artifacts from Pompeii, Italy, referenced a myth …

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Skeletons in Pompeii reveal earthquake in addition to volcanic eruption

The discovery of two skeletons in the ruins of Pompeii suggests powerful earthquakes accompanied th…

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An American tourist fell into Mount Vesuvius after he climbed a forbidden path to take a selfie atop the volcano

The Volcano was dormant until 79 AD when it infamously erupted and caked ancient cities like Pompei…

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Scientists fully sequenced DNA of a man who died at Pompeii and found he may have had a disease that hindered his escape

Mount Vesuvius erupted nearly 2,000 years ago, burying Pompeii in volcanic ash. Researchers are now…

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Pompeii find reveals the secrets of life as a slave in Ancient Rome, frozen in time for almost 2,000 years by volcanic eruption

Archaeologists discovered a small bedroom used by slaves in a dig near the Roman city of Pompeii, I…

Rebecca Rommen   


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A 2,000 year-old fast-food joint discovered by archaeologists in Pompeii will open to tourists this summer. Take a look inside.

Italy is hoping the recently excavated site of an ancient diner in Pompeii will draw in summer tour…

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Sorry, pizza purists — a fresco from Pompeii shows Romans were eating a precursor to pizza 2,000 years ago with fruit that resembles pineapple

The painting shows a type of bread with fruit on top. Experts, however, say it's more likely to be …

Marianne Guenot   


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Archaeologists in Pompeii found an incredibly well-preserved ancient snack bar complete with remnants of 2,000-year-old food

This is the first time archaeologists have excavated an entire thermopolium, which is Latin for a h…

Sophia Ankel   


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The eerie remains of a master and slave frozen in time unearthed in the Roman city of Pompeii

The two bodies, thought to be of a wealthy man and a manual laborer, were killed in the huge volcan…

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A 2000-year-old Roman bust that was sold for $35 at a Goodwill in Texas is heading back to its 'rightful' home in Germany

The bust belonged to Ludwig I, the King of Bavaria from 1825 to 1848, who kept the piece in the Pom…

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Astonishing images of Roman slave quarters in Pompeii frozen in time for almost 2,000 years by volcanic eruption

The director of Pompeii's archaeological park said the find was a "window into the precarious reali…

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A gravestone inscription reveals how a former slave of Pompeii worked his way up become a high-ranking priest

The tomb of Marcus Venerius Secundio, which was discovered this week, lists his many achievements a…

Sophia Ankel   


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Archaeologists found the 'Lamborghini' of chariots preserved near Pompeii

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD covered Pompeii in volcanic ash, leaving it preserved and a …

Sinéad Baker   


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How 8 movies brought natural disasters to life, from 'Mad Max: Fury Road' to 'Pompeii'

Take a look at the practical and digital effects that brought eight natural disasters to life, from…

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A recently unearthed ancient Roman restaurant in Pompeii shows what it was like to eat fast-food in 79 AD

The site, which was first discovered in 2019, was buried by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius…

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A Roman bust sold by a Goodwill store for $34.99 turned out to be a 2,000-year-old relic

Laura Young bought the 52-pound bust, which she named "Dennis Reynolds," in 2018 while bargain hunt…

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