It is impossible to tell with certainty if the skull described in the story belonged to Pliny the Elder. However, the evidence that he and his men were there remains strong given what archaeologists have discovered in their excavations. Read the article to learn more: Vesuvius Remains Identified As Heroic Rescue Mission By Pliny The … Continue reading Evidence of an Ancient Rescue Operation
If stealing from Pompeii may be considered ill-advised, then what can be said for those who would make off with the sole relic belonging to a deceased queen? Some uncultured vandals recently absconded with Mary Queen of Scots’ golden rosary in a night raid on the museum where it was kept. The museum had only … Continue reading Theft Most Savage….
It is the Seventh Commandment, and yet no one pays attention to it. Not even when they are in Pompeii, a city of tragedy and loss. To paraphrase my story in Tuscany Bay Books’ Sol Anthology*: “Let the dead bury their dead”! When you visit Pompeii, just take pictures home with you. It will be … Continue reading Thou Shalt Not Steal