Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pompeii in the news

Pompeii has been in the news twice in two days. Firstly this article which claims to give a new explanation of how the people in Pompeii actually died. I'm not an expert, but I didn't think the article contained anything new, and I'm not sure how accurate their conclusions are either.

Then there was some trouble with Tuesday's HSC Ancient History Exam, and a mix-up over some funerary inscriptions found near the Herculaneum Gate (which is located, somewhat confusingly, in Pompeii, not Herculaneum).

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