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FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH

When Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, the city was buried for 1700 years. When it was rediscovered, artifacts left a detailed picture of what was happening in the city at the time. For example, archeologists could identify the time by the clothes people were wearing, the produce that was in season, and the stage of wine fermentation.

The most interesting artifact to me was a silhouette. The article I read was not clear if it was a scorch or a stain, but it was very detailed. It could be identified as a Roman soldier standing guard.

For hours, days, maybe weeks in advance Vesuvius was belching steam and spitting ash, but when the end came, the soldier...

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