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Pompeii Foodies Ate Giraffe
2014-01-02 15:35:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Archeologists from the University of Cincinnati working in and around Pompeii will be presenting new details this week on what citizens of the ancient Roman city typically ate, which included such exotic fare like giraffe. UC researchers have been working for over a decade to uncover an area that includes 10 separate building plots and 20 shop fronts, most of which served food and beverages. By analyzing preserved food waste from the...

2011-03-04 07:00:00

NEW YORK, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pompeii The Exhibit: Life and Death in the Shadow of Vesuvius, a new exhibit featuring the largest collection of the victims' body casts and skeletons ever displayed, as well as more than 250 artifacts, some never-before-seen, is making its world premiere at Discovery Times Square (226 West 44th Street) from March 4, 2011 through September 5, 2011. The exhibit examines the life and death of the doomed residents of Pompeii and nearby Herculaneum...

2011-02-16 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pompeii The Exhibit: Life and Death in the Shadow of Vesuvius, a new exhibit featuring the largest collection of the victims' body casts and skeletons ever displayed, as well as more than 250 artifacts, some never-before-seen, is making its world premiere at Discovery Times Square (226 West 44th Street) from March 4, 2011 through September 5, 2011. The exhibit examines the life and death of the doomed residents of Pompeii and nearby Herculaneum...

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2010-04-28 06:05:00

The biggest threat to the safety of Italian citizens is Mount Vesuvius, which could pose a risk to over a million people if it were to erupt, the country's public safety minister said on Tuesday. "Vesuvius is the biggest public safety problem there is in Italy, because entire towns lie in the area of the volcano and would be invaded by an eruption," Guido Bertolaso told reporters during a news conference yesterday. "For the time being the volcano is quiet, but we know very well that the day...

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2009-04-22 14:24:27

The always-active Mount Vesuvius remains to be one of the world's most closely monitored volcanoes, according to experts. Vesuvius lies on the coast of the Bay of Naples, just east of Naples in Italy. It is most widely known for its eruption some 2000 years ago that resulted in the demolition of Pompeii and Herculaneum, claiming the lives of 10,000 to 25,000 people. But even today, sitting some 4,200 feet above the bay, the active volcano represents a threat to nearby cities. "Vesuvius is one...

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2009-01-29 07:15:00

Mount Vesuvius has not erupted for the past 65 years, but a geologist warned it continues to remain a threat to hundreds of thousands of people living near the southern Italian city of Naples. "Vesuvius is a very dangerous volcano," Francesco Russo said in Rome. "According to some statistics, there is a 27 percent chance of an explosive eruption in the next 100 years." With so many people potentially at risk, Vesuvius is under close surveillance, with seismographs and a satellite. The...

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2008-09-11 10:00:00

French geologists reported Wednesday that the pool of magma feeding the Italian volcano that wiped out Pompeii in 79 AD has shifted during the past two millennia. The discovery could help with predictions of future eruptions, the researchers said. Vesuvius is located in southern Italy near Naples, the country's third largest city and one of the world's most densely populated volcanic areas.  Its crater is 4,200 feet above and 13 miles away from the city.  Scientists had previously...

2008-08-21 00:00:31

By Rob Lowman Rainn Wilson gives a comic beat to "The Rocker," a movie that is otherwise the equivalent of generic rock. The filmmakers probably had Will Ferrell on their wish list to play Robert "Fish" Fishman, a man who has had to tamp down his dream to be a rock 'n' roll star for 20 years, but "The Office" star brings a nice human touch to the role, along with some laughs. You see, as a youth Fish had been the drummer in a heavy-metal band named Vesuvius that was poised on the brink...


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2012-06-14 09:21:56

Symbol: STVE60 Group: Lichen Family: Stereocaulaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   STDE3 Stereocaulon denudatum Flörke Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Stereocaulaceae Genus   Stereocaulon Hoffm. – snow lichen Species   Stereocaulon vesuvianum Pers....

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