The 1858 Eruption of Mount Vesuvius

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An ominous view across the Bay of Naples in 1858! (Artist unknown, image via Wikimedia Commons)

There is a new piece up at our sister site, polymathclassicist.ca!  It deals with the event depicted above…

The connection with Peterborough on this one is only slight on this one, in that I found the account in the July 1st, 1858, Peterborough Examiner, where it was reprinted from the London Times.  However, it is a very interesting read, full of lava and other volcanic things!

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