Charcoal inscription points to date change for Pompeii eruption; Reuters

The volcanic eruption that destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii probably took place two months later than previously thought, Italian officials said on Tuesday. Historians have traditionally dated the disaster to Aug. 24 79 AD, but excavations on the vast site in southern Italy have unearthed…

Source: Charcoal inscription points to date change for Pompeii eruption

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