What do we really know about the destruction of Pompeii? The textbooks shall tell us that the pagan city of Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of 79 AD, which is about the size of it â€“ few of us even bother to remember the date. However, this version contains plenty of inconsistencies which never become reflected in any teaching aids at all.
For instance, the XV century author Jacopo Sannazaro mentions himself and his companions â€œapproaching the city [of Pompeii] when we could already see its towers, houses, theaters and temples untouched by the centuriesâ€. In the XV century? How on Earth could that be possible?
There are other examples galore that are offered by the actual findings which survived the barbarous excavations of the XVI-XVII century â€“ such as a set of surgical instruments containing â€œsome items that have been previously supposed to belong to the modern times, discovered and introduced by the scientific avant-garde of the operative medicineâ€, or numerous graffiti portraying warriors wearing mediaeval helms with visors, or the remains of a Christian tabernacle with a cross on the wall . . . the list goes on, and there is plenty of evidence that suggests that the famous â€œancient city of Pompeiiâ€ had really been a mediaeval Christian city.