Old Bomb Monday


At least 10 unexploded bombs dropped by the allies during the second world war are hidden within the foundations of the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italian media have reported.

In August 1943, allied air forces dropped 165 bombs on Pompeii, in nine different air raids.

“Ninety-six bombs were located and deactivated,” the Italian newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano reported. “The other bombs ended up in an area of the site that has not yet been excavated. Many of them were defused or had already exploded. But at least 10 of those explosives are still there.”

For the first time, Il Fatto Quotidiano has published exclusive documents from the National Aerial Photographic Archive, including a bombing map, and has reported on interviews with numerous archaeologists and experts.

“In 1986, I came across unexploded bombs in Pompeii during some excavations,’’ Antonio De Simone, archaeologist and professor of the Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples, told Il Fatto. “We were there with our chisels and shovels, slowly lifting a handful of earth at a time, and suddenly we found the bombs, under our feet. There were two of them. One had already exploded and was reduced to fragments. The other, unfortunately, had not. It was perfectly intact.”

Lorenzo Tondo @ THEGUARDIAN

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14 Responses to Old Bomb Monday

  1. Micki says:

    It appears safe to assume that a number of powerful men may be getting a little nervous…

    This from October 2002, NY MAG: Jeffrey Epstein: International Moneyman of Mystery


  2. Den says:

    The Rich and Infamous, reads like a Soap Opera.

    The Billionaire Boys Club


  3. David B. Benson says:

    Ruin the ruins?


  4. David B. Benson says:

    Past the cultural center, which actually had one person sitting in it, to the Zoe Coffee & Kitchen, where I am the only customer just now, in 32 minutes.


  5. Den says:

    Wheelies can be dangerous:


  6. Carol says:

    Called my doctor this morning, going in in the morning at 10:30. Let’s get this show on the road!

    Been taking the weaning Prednisones, tongue is fine. Still not normal, can’t touch my tonsils with it yet.

    Prednisone is now my favorite drug, but I wish I could stop taking it. My legs were great today, the best they’ve felt since 2015. When I went out for my evening walk, I could have walked and walked and never sat down anywhere. It was like the old days when I didn’t realize I had legs.

    Pete cleaned the gutters on my garage. He also weed whacked the weeds around my mail box which I let get away from me. I couldn’t pull them out of the gravel shoulder, it was like they were cemented in, which I guess in a sense they were, and are. That’s a new road and new shoulder, it’s packed mighty tightly.

    I couldn’t get the last two slats of wood that are screwed across two metal arms of the barbecue, installed. The three pieces of wood, I screwed one and the next two piece’s holes wouldn’t line up with the holes in the metal. Pete got a screw driver, and in 5 minutes he had them both screwed in. How in the heck? He said he finessed them in by screwing the screw on a slight angle. Why the heck didn’t I figure that out?

    Oh, and today he took the side off of my XP computer and used canned air and the vacuum to clean my fans up, especially the video card fan. Computer has been pixilating on me recently, several times. It wasn’t very dirty in my CPU, oh well. At least it’s been cleaned for whatever it’s worth.

    Seeing my doctor in the morning, probably the first time in my life I’m eager to see my doctor, lol.


  7. David B. Benson says:

    Snowball the dancing cockatoo

    Really gets into it. 🙂


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