Mount Vesuvius

by Silvia Donati | Wed, 11/25/2020 - 05:07
Pompeii keeps surprising.  The well-preserved remains of two men, victims of Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in 79 AD, were discovered in the underground corridor of…
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 02/25/2020 - 09:32
Pompeii's so-called ‘House of Lovers’ has reopened to the public for the first time in 40 years. The house, the only ‘domus’ whose second floor was almost…
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 10/23/2018 - 03:00
A charcoal inscription recently unearthed on the walls of a house in Pompeii seems to suggest that the ancient Roman city was destroyed by the eruption of…
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 05/29/2018 - 06:38
The remains of an adult, limping man have emerged in Pompeii in an area of new excavations, the so-called Regio V, at the corner between the Vicolo dei Balconi…
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 08/18/2017 - 00:00
Mount Vesuvius, the volcano famous for the 79 AD eruption that destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, today is part of a protected area, the…
Food & Drink
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 01/14/2016 - 02:00
You may be familiar with Pomodoro San Marzano, but have you ever heard of the “pomodorino vesuviano”? The Vesuvio Piennolo cherry tomato (full name: Pomodorino…
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 02/03/2015 - 02:00
A new x-ray technique has allowed scientists to decipher letters from Herculaneum papyri carbonized by the 79 AD eruption that also destroyed Pompeii. In 1752…
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 09/16/2014 - 03:00
by Anonymous (not verified) | Sun, 12/15/2013 - 05:00
An overhead view of Mount Vesuvius captured by satellite is currently leading DigitalGlobe's satellite image contest, with more than 5,700 "likes" from…