‘Pompeii of the East’ Discovered
Posted on Feb 28, 2006
BBC: An expedition to the site of the largest volcanic eruption in modern times has uncovered a lost kingdom.
More than 100,000 people died when Mount Tambora erupted on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa in 1815.
Remains of a house with two occupants buried under ash have been unearthed for the first time in a discovery hailed the “Pompeii of the East”.
From the BBC
“There’s potential that Tambora could be the Pompeii of the East.”
—Professor Haraldur Sigurdsson