28 May 2016

Sediments in the Bay of Naples have been explored and have revealed how the eruption of Vesuvius affected water supply and sewage/drainage systems - see

Interestingly, a similar setback was seen to have occurred in the 5th century AD as a result of natural disasters and invasions of Italy. This led to a decline in maintenance.

The painting of the eruption by Turner ...   ...

At ... the Norse settlement of Newfoundland takes another twist, a site that was flagged up years ago but has been long ignored by archaeologists. A fresh look is to take place.

At ... ancient chinese pottery and beer making.