The words of a philosopher emerge from charred ancient scrolls

Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s science newsletter Wonder Theory. To receive it in your inbox, Register for free here. When Mount Vesuvius erupted nearly 2,000 years ago, volcanic debris buried Pompeii and created a city forever frozen in time. Researchers consider the doomed metropolis one of the most poignant archaeological … Read more

The words of a philosopher emerge from charred ancient scrolls

Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s science newsletter Wonder Theory. To receive it in your inbox, Register for free here. When Mount Vesuvius erupted nearly 2,000 years ago, volcanic debris buried Pompeii and created a city forever frozen in time. Researchers consider the doomed metropolis one of the most poignant archaeological … Read more

in the 200 year old treasure hunting tunnels beneath the ancient Roman city

The original explorers destroyed parts of the fresco as they pushed their way through walls – VICTOR SOKOLOWICZ Tomb Raiders once dug through layers of ash and pumice, ruthlessly searching for ancient treasures by the light of candles. Now, centuries later, archaeologists have uncovered the tunnels used by the early explorers of the Roman city … Read more