June 02, 2007

Risque?

Apparently, archaeologists are too distracted by first century softcore porn to focus on potsherds:

Residents of Pompeii ate their meals on the run, just like many Americans do today, according to a new archaeological study of how households functioned in the ancient Roman city buried by volcanic ash.

Completely destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., Pompeii is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Besides its risqué statues and frisky frescoes, however, few of its artifacts have been studied in depth. (emphasis added)

That's a rather bizarre claim, not supported by the evidence...

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Posted by Ideofact at June 2, 2007 10:23 PM
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