ANCIENT HISTORY MEME - 1/10 Events in the Ancient World
“Ashes were already falling, not as yet very thickly. I looked round: a dense black cloud was coming up behind us, spreading over the earth like a flood.’Let us leave the road while we can still see,’I said,’or we shall be knocked down and trampled underfoot in the dark by the crowd behind.’We had scarcely sat down to rest when darkness fell, not the dark of a moonless or cloudy night, but as if the lamp had been put out in a closed room.”
~ Pliny the Younger, eye-witness account of the Destruction of Pompeii addressed in a letter to Tacitus.
i’d like to formally ask each and every single one of you to check out this ted talk called Pompeii: the greatest tragedy of the ancient world by italian paleoanthropologist, scientific divulgator and heartthrob Alberto Angela and just. slowly die with me. thank you