‘Pompeii of the East’ Discovered
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”.WAIT, BEFORE YOU GO…
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