Unexploded World War II bombs may still be buried at Pompeii


SUMMARY: Every now and again, real-life archaeology sounds a little like an Indiana Jones movie. Allied bombers dropped 165 bombs on the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, and at least seven of them may still lie buried and unexploded amid the ruins. The bombs, scattered over 22 hectares of the site that haven’t been surveyed or excavated, don’t pose a danger to tourists, but they’re a challenge for future excavations.

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Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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