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2009-03-21 21:17:20
The picture, although very artistic, is indeed not the ruins Pompeii. The ruins of Pompeii are about 1/2 mile inland from the Bay of Naples. From the ruins the Bay of Naples is not visible.
2008-10-22 21:33:43
J.S. didn't say the account was written by Pliny the Elder.In fact, the account of Pliny the Elder's death was written by his nephew, Pliny the Younger, who was 18 years old at the time of the disaster ( August, A.D. 79 ) and was living in his uncle's house at Misenum, on the north coast of the Bay of Naples. He described the events of that day, and of subsequent days, in a letter to one of his friends, Cornelius Tacitus. None of this stuff is a big secret. It's all written history and rather easy to access, for those who are interested enough to make the effort to find out what happened in the world before they were born. It's even been translated into English so you don't have to read it in Latin. Guess that's Pliny for now.
2008-10-22 20:22:05
How could Pliny the Elder have written an account of it if he died while doing it?
2008-10-22 14:53:51
you might want to check your map to see where pompeii and herculaneum were relative to vesuvius and the coast of the mediterranean sea. you should also read the account of how pliny the elder got onto a boat and died in an attempt to get closer and see what was happening to the coastal cities near the volcano during the eruption.
2008-10-21 17:16:00
I don't think that the ruins on the picture are in Pompej. Pompej is not situated on the coast of the Mediterranian