|Pompeii & Herculaneum|
|Chapters||Pompeii & Herculaneum|
|00||Eruptions of Vesuvius|
|01||Date of destruction|
|04||Conclusions & ideas|
This view may be contested based on a number of characteristics, such as lack of secondary confirmations of the primary source of the "79 eruption" (Pliny the Younger), the geology of Vesuvius, the continuous activity of the volcano, the redefinition of history (see Anatoly Fomenko), the amalgamation of different styles in Pompeii, the history of discovery and covering it up again, the factual evidence from old maps and more.
I Arguments for 79 eruption
- witness account "Pliny the Younger", confirmed by author .... in ....
II Arguments for multiple eruptions
See also: large historical volcanic eruptions
There are arguments for the idea that the "79 AD eruption" is an amalgamation created around the time of "discovery" (Herculaneum; 1709, Pompeii, 1738?) of several historical eruptions. A selection below.
- basis for Pliny the Elder narrative[R 1]
- destroyed Herculaneum
- indicated on map[M 1]
- witness account by Mascuoli/Mascolo (published in 1633)[R 2]
- it is muddy
- and volcanic
- and frequent
- [ Pliny the Elder account dated to 1482]
- [ Account by Mascolo]
- [ Map of Herculaneum (1631)]
- Eruption of Mount Vesuvius // Pliny the Younger on Death of Pliny the Elder // Roman Primary Source - 10:00