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Tag Archives: ancient rome
Remember the Calydonian Boar, the oversized boar of Greek mythology? The ancient Greeks possessed a pair of tusks which they claimed had belonged to the Calydonian Boar, and they kept them at the Temple of Athena in Tegea. These were … Continue reading
More on volcanic eruptions. The eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD is interesting because it’s the first major eruption (VEI of 6–only Tambora in the 1800s was more severe) for which we have a written historical record that we can actually … Continue reading