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Author Topic:   Destruction of Pompei is 1631 year.
PaulK
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Message 44 of 132 (377419)
01-16-2007 5:24 PM
Reply to: Message 43 by elcano
01-16-2007 5:16 PM


Re: Pliny the Younger.
So lets consider some of the evidence. Let's ignore precise dating to consider if Pompeii was destoryed in the Roman period of the 17th Century.

Pliny the Younger wrote of a major eruption of Vesuivius which caused signfiicant loss of life in the area.

Cassius Dio wrote of the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum (even if we assume that the reference is a 16th Century forgery - by your own words it can be no later - why would the author write of the destruction of Pompeii if it was still many decades in the future ?)

Marcus Aurelius named Pompeii and Herculaneum as cities that had been destroyed (Meditations IV 48).

The archaeology of Pompeii is Roman - Roman style buildings, Latin graffiti, Roman material culture.

Which of these facts do you dispute ? How do you explain them if Pompeii was destroyed in the 17th Century ? Is it not more likely that you have misunderstood the monument ?


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Message 90 of 132 (377714)
01-18-2007 2:20 AM
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01-17-2007 4:57 PM


Re: I have a question.
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Discussion is not so interesting to me.

Then you're in the wrong place. This board is devoted to discussion. If you only want to lecture to people - and if you won't deal with the evidence against your assertions - then this is no place for you.

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To inform people that there are facts not conterminous with a modern picture of the past. These facts approve, that our representations about the past it is a myth. In our world there is too dangerous not a knowledge of the real past.

From what we've seen this is not true. The evidence that Pompeii was destroyed before 1632 is far stronger than anything you've produced. It seems more that you are determined to create a myth. The myth that Pompeii was destroyed in 1632 - against almost all the archeological and historical evidence.


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Message 95 of 132 (377829)
01-18-2007 2:12 PM
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01-18-2007 1:48 PM


Re: I have a question.
I would suggest that it means that the palace was near the presumed site of Herculaneum. I note that you don't even attempt to deal with the stronger evidence against your position, so I can only presume that you are unable to answer it.

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Message 99 of 132 (377844)
01-18-2007 4:00 PM
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01-18-2007 3:30 PM


Re: Pliny the Younger.
But the only city we seem to have is the old Roman city - which appears to have been destoryed somewhere around 79 AD. I haven't seen any archaeological evidence of reconstruction or any reports of reconstruction. Find those and you'll have a much better case.

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