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Ancient Vesuvius Scrolls Read with X-Ray Posted by on Mar 31, 2016

In the recent news, scientist and historians are working together to attempt to read some the ancient scrolls preserved by Vesuvius. For those of you who do not know the story of Pompeii and Herculaneum: Check out some previous blogs (here and here)! So, for the short and sweet version, two entire cities were well…

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Julius Caesar: Father of the Leap Year Posted by on Mar 2, 2016

First and foremost, hello everyone and Happy Leap Year! Julius Caesar was behind the origin of leap year in 45 BC. The early Romans had a 355 day calendar and to keep festivals occurring around the same season each year- a 22 or 23 day month was created every second year. TALK ABOUT CONFUSING! The calendar…

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