79 A.D. no more: Pompeii got buried in 1631

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As part of Operation Avalanche in the summer and autumn of 1943 and in the beginning of 1944 Allied bombed the archaeological site of Pompeii, whose ruins were badly damaged by a series of bombings carried out by American and British fighters for a total of 162 bombs. Significant destruction occurred throughout the site, and some of Pompeii's most famous monuments, as well as its museum, were struck. After the war, many of the structures were rebuilt with the help of American and British team of experts. The "renovation" of Pompei started in 1944 and continued for more than 15 years.

The 3rd September 1943 Italy signed the armistice with the allies. Americans were in Pompei at the end of September 1943. Vesuvio erupted for the last time in March 1944.
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Apparently, Pompei is where we lose Pliny the Elder as he heroically jumped up from his nap to go investigate the strange clouds, received a distress call from a personal friend (how the friend could get the message/messenger through the fires, skull-crushing pumice shooting from the sky, smoke, and choking ash but not get themselves through is not answered) and promptly mobilizes his navy to start rescuing survivors. (How does an encyclopedist/lawyer have command of a navy?) One account has him rescuing exactly one personal friend (not the one sending the distress call) and other accounts have him rescuing up to 2,000 people. One account has him rushing into the heat and smoke and being overcome with sulfurous fumes only to die on the shore and another account says he made it safely back home with his friend and went back to his nap dying a day or two later.

And out of an entire region of dead people, scientists think they've found our poor Pliny's remains. There's a picture with this link but it doesn't look like the mandible belongs to the top portion of the skull. And it looks too big for the skull. And it could belong to anybody. At any rate, the remains were identified speculatively in the early part of the 20th century but no one was willing to spend the money for lab testing. They're willing now but are awaiting your donation (crowd funding) at which point I have no doubt the scientists will come up with conclusive DNA that Pliny surely left on file somewhere. sarcasm

There's a long history of backdating events (and genealogies) to give an air of stability or authenticity. Backdating documents/histories of various sorts continues to this day resulting in all sorts of legal suites. This seems to be a practice that has been carried over from antiquity (however long ago THAT was).

Backdating dictionary information "Shakespeare is the first known user of a lot of words, but, many of these are now being backdated, as we do more research."
Backdating euthanasia authorization "This authorization was backdated to September 1, 1939, to suggest that the effort was related to wartime measures."
Backdating pedigrees "The same backdating applies to the designation for extended families."
Backdating historical events and personalities "Lots of backdating (to hide the real history), lots of complex inter-forgeries, and all the rest."

What would be the purpose of backdating the Vesuvius eruption? I have no idea. Give the thieves time to pick through the ruins for valuables since everyone else thinks it happened so long ago that nothing's left? To cover up a war technology? To conveniently bury a few made-up people in the rubble? Who knows?
 

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Apparently, Pompei is where we lose Pliny the Elder as he heroically jumped up from his nap to go investigate the strange clouds, received a distress call from a personal friend (how the friend could get the message/messenger through the fires, skull-crushing pumice shooting from the sky, smoke, and choking ash but not get themselves through is not answered) and promptly mobilizes his navy to start rescuing survivors. (How does an encyclopedist/lawyer have command of a navy?) One account has him rescuing exactly one personal friend (not the one sending the distress call) and other accounts have him rescuing up to 2,000 people. One account has him rushing into the heat and smoke and being overcome with sulfurous fumes only to die on the shore and another account says he made it safely back home with his friend and went back to his nap dying a day or two later.

And out of an entire region of dead people, scientists think they've found our poor Pliny's remains. There's a picture with this link but it doesn't look like the mandible belongs to the top portion of the skull. And it looks too big for the skull. And it could belong to anybody. At any rate, the remains were identified speculatively in the early part of the 20th century but no one was willing to spend the money for lab testing. They're willing now but are awaiting your donation (crowd funding) at which point I have no doubt the scientists will come up with conclusive DNA that Pliny surely left on file somewhere. sarcasm

There's a long history of backdating events (and genealogies) to give an air of stability or authenticity. Backdating documents/histories of various sorts continues to this day resulting in all sorts of legal suites. This seems to be a practice that has been carried over from antiquity (however long ago THAT was).

Backdating dictionary information "Shakespeare is the first known user of a lot of words, but, many of these are now being backdated, as we do more research."
Backdating euthanasia authorization "This authorization was backdated to September 1, 1939, to suggest that the effort was related to wartime measures."
Backdating pedigrees "The same backdating applies to the designation for extended families."
Backdating historical events and personalities "Lots of backdating (to hide the real history), lots of complex inter-forgeries, and all the rest."

What would be the purpose of backdating the Vesuvius eruption? I have no idea. Give the thieves time to pick through the ruins for valuables since everyone else thinks it happened so long ago that nothing's left? To cover up a war technology? To conveniently bury a few made-up people in the rubble? Who knows?
Back dating is used as a device to separate the reader from the nearness of the time of the catastrophe. Like the deceivers say at the Electric Universe, "There is nothing to be afraid of since these events happened long ago in the distant past and could never happen now."
 

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