Deception Island: ancient history preserved in penguin poop?
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.
By Jonathan Amos
April 11, 2017