Mallard to go? Dig of Pompeii fast-food place reveals tastes

An undated photo made available by the Pompeii Archeological park press office shows the thermopolium in the Pompeii archeological park, near Naples, Italy. A fast-food eatery discovered at Pompeii is now completely excavated, helping to reveal some favorite dishes of citizens of the ancient Roman city who liked to eat out. Pompeii Archaeological Park’s longtime […]

Stunningly preserved ‘Cretaceous Pompeii’ fossils may not be what they seem

Did a “Cretaceous Pompeii” doom a pair of dinosaurs, burying them in a deadly ash flow and preserving them in 3D like the human victims of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79?  Not quite, scientists revealed at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).  The 3D preservation of two psittacosaurs — beaked dinosaurs with […]

Newfound corpses at Pompeii were a master and servant who died together

More than 150 years after the first remains of the victims of the Mount Vesuvius eruption were discovered, scientists have found two more bodies in the ruins near Pompeii. The two individuals were men, one in his late teens or early 20s and one in his 30s. Both apparently died trying to flee a suburban […]

Bodies of man and his slave unearthed from ashes at Pompeii

The casts of what are believed to have been a rich man and his male slave fleeing the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago, are seen in what was an elegant villa on the outskirts of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii destroyed by the eruption in 79 A.D., where they were discovered […]