In 79AD, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in southern Italy destroyed the Roman seaside towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum while simultaneously creating what became some of the world's most fascinating archaeological sites. A series of volcanic eruptions in a different part of the world—Deception Island off of Antarctica—has resulted in a different historic record.
Poo sediments record Antarctic 'Penguin Pompeii'
By Jonathan Amos
April 11, 2017