Vesuvius as seen from Pompei

Through Time and Stone--X-Rays Help Solve 2,000 year old mystery from Mt. Vesuvius

When Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, it destroyed several Roman towns including Pompeii and Herculaneum. With Herculaneum's destruction, hundreds of writings from the time were buried for what some believed could be all of eternity. However, scientists have now succeeded in reading parts of an ancient scroll buried by the eruption.
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