Herculaneum's Ruins Are Revived by Ph...

Herculaneum's Ruins Are Revived by Philanthropy

There are 1 comment on the FiveThirtyEight story from Nov 14, 2012, titled Herculaneum's Ruins Are Revived by Philanthropy. In it, FiveThirtyEight reports that:

They are poignant snapshots of sudden death: huddled clusters of skeletal remains in what were once beachfront warehouses, immortalized for eternity when Mount Vesuvius smothered this ancient Roman town in A.D. 79.

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Ian Cooper

Silver Spring, MD

#1 Nov 15, 2012
The level of patronizing arrogance on display in the article is disgusting:

"They carried with them jewelry, coins, even “20 keys, because they were hoping to return home,” Mr. Camardo added.“They didn’t understand that it was all about to end.” "

One would think these people had the intellectual capacity of particularly stupid children. Whenever I leave the house, my keys are in my pocket, because that's where I keep my keys. If I'm ever endangered by a volcano, that's where they'll be, not because I don't understand my home is about to be destroyed, but because I keep my keys in my pocket and I don't have time to be messing around sorting what I need from what I don't need.

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