Gallery: Pompeii

Marine Fauna, Mosaic, Pompeii, House of the Geometric Mosaics, Naples, MANN Pliny the Younger (61–113 CE), an author and a lawyer, was a direct witness of the eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 CE. Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae were covered by ashes as a result of the eruption. Pliny wrote several letters to Tacitus about this terrible event. His uncle Pliny the Elder (23–79CE) died during the eruption. Pliny the… Read more