• Downtime Notice: Forum will be down for about 30 minutes today. Details here.

SH Archive 79 A.D. no more: Pompeii got buried in 1631

SH.org OP Username
SH.org OP Date
2018-06-28 13:33:15
SH.org Reaction Score
SH.org Reply Count

KD Archive

Not actually KorbenDallas
Trusted Member
Sep 22, 2020
Reaction score
The official version states that in 79 A.D. the ancient Roman city of Pompeii was buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of volcanic ash in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The site was eventually lost until its initial rediscovery in 1592 and broader rediscovery almost 150 years later in 1748.

After thick layers of ash covered Pompeii and Herculaneum, they were abandoned and eventually their names and locations were forgotten. The first time any part of them was unearthed was in 1599, when the digging of an underground channel to divert the river Sarno ran into ancient walls covered with paintings and inscriptions. The architect Domenico Fontana was called in; he unearthed a few more frescoes, then covered them over again, and nothing more came of the discovery. Pompeii was rediscovered as the result of intentional excavations in 1748 by the Spanish military engineer Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre.


79 A.D.

Roque Joaquín de Alcubierre was a military engineer in the Spanish Army
who discovered architectural remains at Pompeii and Herculaneum in 1748.

Roque Joaquín de Alcubierre.jpg
IMPORTANT: Officially the city of Pompeii was lost until 1748. Whatever they claim was dug out in 1599, was not linked to Pompeii at the time.
  • If Pompeii was not discovered and identified prior to 1748, than any mentioning of it prior to 1748 would be a clear and obvious evidence of the scientists trying to substitute true world chronology with bogus data.

I plan on showing you that Pompeii suffered its fate in 1631, which makes our official history 1,552 years off. I have a pretty strong feeling that the official liars (and I do not mean your local history teacher) know about their mess up. Unfortunately for them, there was some supporting fake evidence created, and it is no longer possible to portray this Pompeiigate as a simple mistake. They simply cannot play it down due to some highly questionable "fakish" evidence of the Vesuvius eruption, and Pompeii/Herculaneum destruction, created to support the date of 79 A.D. The "officials" tied too many historical individuals into this story. It is impossible to correct the timing of the destruction of Pompeii without messing up the entire timeline. Below is an example of such evidence.

Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus commonly known as Suetonius (c. 69 – after 122 AD), was a Roman historian belonging to the equestrian order who wrote during the early Imperial era of the Roman Empire. His most important surviving work is a set of biographies of twelve successive Roman rulers, from Julius Caesar to Domitian, entitled De Vita Caesarum. He recorded the earliest accounts of Julius Caesar's epileptic seizures. Other works by Suetonius concern the daily life of Rome, politics, oratory, and the lives of famous writers, including poets, historians, and grammarians. A few of these books have partially survived, but many have been lost. - Wiki

Our official history claims he stated the following about the Roman Emperor Titus , "There were some dreadful disasters during his reign, such as the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Campania, a fire at Rome which continued three days and as many nights, and a plague the like of which had hardly ever been known before."

39 A.D. - 81 A.D.
Coincidentally Titus ruled from 23 June 79 - 13 September 81 A.D., which covers the "official" last day of Pompeii.

My Point: If the eruption indeed took place in 1631, than this Suetonius account is either a fake figure, or he lived at a totally different time. Considering that Titus is tied into the entire history of the Ancient Rome... fill in the blanks yourself.

Note: Various internet sources were used to put this list together.

List of evidence pointing to 1631

1. Old Maps: 1514, 1570, 1575, 1603
2. Etchingss: 1633
3. Epitaffio di Portici: 1631
4. The Three Graces: 1st century AD vs. 1503/1505
5. Pineapples on the Pompeii frescoes
6. Domenico Fontana's Water Conduit: 1590s and water wells
7. Piranesi and Pompeii
8. Christianity in "Before Christ" Pompeii, ROTAS (CIL IV 8623)
9. Pompeii Surgical Tools

1. Old Maps
1514, 1570, 1575, 1603

1514 Opusculum, Distinctum, Plenum, Clarum, Doctum, Pulcrum, Verum, Graue, Varium & Utile
Leone, Ambrogio, 1458/9 - 1525
Plan Bay of Naples 1514 Girolamo Mocetto in de_nola_2.jpg Plan Bay of Naples 1514 Girolamo Mocetto in de_nola.jpg

1570 Ortelius Regni Neapolitani verissima / Link 2
Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598
Ortelius Regni Neapolitani verissima_Pompeii_1_1.jpg Ortelius Regni Neapolitani verissima_Pompeii_2.jpg Ortelius Regni Neapolitani verissima_ 1570.jpg

1575 Regno Di Napoli / Link 2
Lafreri, Antonio, 1512 - 1577
Regno di Napoli 1575 Lafreri 1 Credit Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division_1_1.jpg Plan Regno di Napoli 1575 Lafreri 1 Credit Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division_4.jpg

1603 Italia Antiqva
Philipp Clüver 1580 - 1622
Italia antiqva_2.jpg Italia antiqva_0.jpg

2. Etchings
Done in 1633. Pertains to the eruption of 1631.
Mascolo, Giovanni Battista, 1582/3 - 1656, “Mount Vesuvius before / after the eruption,”
Loyola University Chicago Digital Special Collections
Mascolo_Pompei_1_1.jpg Mascolo_Pompei_1.jpg

3. Epitaffio di Portici
Following the disastrous eruption of Vesuvius in 1631, the Viceroy Zunica had an Epitaffio placed to admonish the dangers of the volcano in the future. The epitaph is placed in the current corner between Corso Garibaldi and Via Gianturco, just to the left of Palazzo Ruffo di Bagnara. Below is the original Latin version and the Italian translation by the Lions Club "Portici Miglio D'Oro" reported on a sign on the right of the Epitaph.

Epitaffio_di_Portici,_Napoli.jpg Epitaffio_di_Portici,_Napoli_0_1.jpg

4. Three Graces
What a bizarre coincidence, considering that Pompeii was not found till 1748,
and Raphael painted his masterpiece in 1503/5.
  • Excavated Fresco: Roman civilization, 1st-century A.D. Fresco depicting the Three Graces. From Pompeii, Italy. Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale. Found on south wall of tablinum of IX.2.16. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 9236.
The Three Graces, from Pompeii_excavated.jpg
  • 1503-05 Oil on Canvas by Raphael: The Three Graces is an oil painting by Italian painter Raphael, housed in the Musée Condé of Chantilly, France. The date of origin has not been positively determined, though it seems to have been painted at some point after his arrival to study with Pietro Perugino in about 1500, possibly 1503-1505.

5. The Pompeii Pineapple
Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, close to the Termini train station in Rome, houses one of the world’s most important collections of Classical art. On the second floor of the museum, in the gallery dedicated to ancient Roman frescoes and mosaics, you can find something very peculiar hidden in what looks like an ordinary mosaic floor. Dating from the early 1st century A.D., this mosaic illustrates various food items. At the top of the scene, a basket of fruit is brimming with figs, grapes, pomegranates, and…. a pineapple! This fresco was discovered in Pompeii.


In Pompeii's House of the Ephebe house there is the following fresco.It is inside the Lararium on the right as one enters the villa.


There is another fresco there, but somebody does not like pineapples, I guess.

Pineapple history: The thing here is that according to our official history of pineapples, there could be no pineapples in Europe in the 1st AD. Here is an excerpt, "The plant is indigenous to South America and is said to originate from the area between southern Brazil and Paraguay; Columbus encountered the pineapple in 1493 on the leeward island of Guadeloupe. He called it piña de Indes, meaning "pine of the Indians", and brought it back with him to Spain, thus making the pineapple the first bromeliad to be introduced by humans outside of the New World." Unless ancient Romans discovered the American continents, it would be impossible for them to know what a pineapple is.

6. Domenico Fontana's Water Conduit: 1590s.
Water wells.
This is probably one of the most damaging pieces of evidence there can be. In 1592 the renown Italian architect Domenico Fontana dug a water channel through Pompeii in order to bring water to Torre Annunziata.

After thick layers of ash covered Pompeii and Herculaneum, they were abandoned and eventually their names and locations were forgotten. The first time any part of them was unearthed was in 1592, when the digging of an underground channel to divert the river Sarno ran into ancient walls covered with paintings and inscriptions. The architect Domenico Fontana was called in; he unearthed a few more frescoes, then covered them over again, and nothing more came of the discovery. Fontana's covering over the paintings has been seen both as a broad-minded act of preservation for later times, and as censorship in view of the frequent sexual content of such paintings. (KD: this sentence is a pure speculation) - Wiki

What we are lead to believe is that this professional architect was digging a tunnel 20 feet below the surface, and through the entire city of Pompeii. Along the way he was discovering building walls, roadways, paintings, frescoes... and was covering them as he barreled through.

Even with the above waterway information alone, it is logical to suggest that Fontana was building his water conduit through an operational city, unaffected by any volcano eruptions. But it gets better. Fontana's water conduit had water wells as was discovered during the excavation. These water wells clearly indicate that the conduit was being built through a live, and unburied city. Otherwise, if you are digging a tunnel 20 feet below the surface, why would you dig up 5 feet and build a water well which is useless due to still being under 15 feet of ash or dirt.


This water well, specifically, is screaming that Domenico Fontana was building in the living Pompeii.


There is one additional Pompeii water well which is worth mentioning. This one is depicted on the Francesco Piranesi's "View of the Temple of Isis in the City of Pompeii", Year 1788/89. In the right bottom portion of the etching we can see an access to Fontana's water conduit via a water well. The water well has a triangular shaped top, meant for access doors.

Piranesi-popmpeii-waterwell.jpg Piranesi_Pompeii_water_well_2.png
Piranesi's letter "F" google translation from Latin "A well with two windows covered with movable covers, where the ashes of the victims were thrown."
As you can see in the below contemporary image, the appearence of the water well is somewhat different from the depicted by Piranesi.
This water well was too much to explain, and as you can see above the access was significantly altered. Yet, on the 19th century "Pompeii: Temple of Isis" postcard, the water well was pretty much intact.


Water well conclusion: it is obvious that water wells connected to the Fontana's water conduit could not be built under 20 feet of ash and dirt. That would be stupid, and ridiculous, while simultaneously contradicting any common sense. They had to be constructed on top of the unobstructed surface.

NOTE: Archaeologists choose not to comment on the water well issue. I wonder why...

7. Piranesi and Pompeii
In 1748, digging proceeded sporadically, here and there at random; it was several years before the site was identified as Pompeii, and even then there was no systematic town plan. During the French occupation of Naples, 1806-1815, there was much more activity on the site, but with the restoration of the Bourbons excavations gradually slowed down again. The discovery of the House of the Faun containing the large mosaic depicting Alexander the Great in battle caught the imagination of people all over Europe following the Unification of Italy in 1861, the appointment of Giuseppe Fiorelli as director marked a turning-point in the excavations.

Most of the Pompeii excavations were done in the end of the 19th and first half of the 20th century.

Yet, Franchesco Piranesi (1758-1810), appears to know way too many of the intricate details, about everything existing in the still unearthed parts of the Pompeii. The below group of his etchings presents details he observed, which could prompt a reasonable question, "How did he know all that"? The other question to ask is why his etchings look more like an aftermath of the mud flood?

Apologies for not finding better quality of the images. On these ones you can not really read the fine print, but Pompeii is clearly visible. For better quality you will have to google "Piranesi Pompeii". Honestly, with farther and son Piranesis working on the Pompeii issue, it is hard to present even a small portion of all the works.

Most fascinating are detailed Pompeii building plans, and the door hardware. Cool stuff to have in 79 A.D. especially when compared to the hardware of the 17th century. 1500 years of no progress I guess.

Piranesi_Pompeii_1_1.jpg Piranesi_Pompeii_1_2.jpg Piranesi_Pompeii_1_3.jpg Piranesi_Pompeii_1_4.jpg Piranesi_Pompeii_1_5.jpg Piranesi_Pompeii_1_6.jpg Piranesi_Pompeii_1_7.jpg Piranesi_Pompeii_1_8.jpg Piranesi_Pompeii_1_9.jpg Piranesi_Pompeii_1_10.jpg Piranesi_Pompeii_1_11.jpg Piranesi_Pompeii_1_12.jpg Piranesi_Pompeii_1_13.jpg Piranesi_Pompeii_1_14.jpg Piranesi_Pompeii_1_15.jpg Piranesi_Pompeii_1_16.jpg Piranesi_Pompeii_1_17.jpg Piranesi_Pompeii_1_18.jpg

8. Christianity in "Before Christ" Pompeii
Sodom and Gomorra.
79 A.D. Pompeii new the Old Testament?

It reads, "Sator/Arepo/Tenet/Opera /Rotas/" You'll see its clever "palindromic-ness" . It means (literally translated) "Arepo the sower holds the wheels at his work". But, as is often pointed out, the letters can be re-arranged into two "pater noster"s in the sign of a cross with a couple of "a"s and "o"s left over - as in (converting to Greek) "alpha and omega". So it looks as if there could be a Christian significance: "our father" plus alpha and omega.

Of course, "One suggestion has been that this word square with its apparently Christian message was the scratching of people who dug down into Pompeii after the eruption. "
Source for the above. Below are a couple of etchings of the artifacts located in Pompeii, which bear Christian symbology. They were allegedly located by Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre in February 1756. - The Crosses of Pompeii (I did not dig too deep into the Christianity issue. It honestly hurts my head. There are plenty of articles on the issue with people going back and forth.)

artifacts-of-pompeii.jpg artifacts-of-pompeii_1.jpg

9. Pompeii Surgical Tools
When you google "ancient Roman surgical tools" you immediately run into the surgical tools located in Pompeii. While its logical to assume that they were the best preserved due to being safely stored under the ash, it is also very suspicious due to those tools looking very similar to the surgical tools used in the 16th, and 17th centuries.

The explanation addressing the resemblance to the tools used 1500 years later is typical of our "not so honest" history science, "this collection is typical of surgical practice for nearly a millennium and illuminates the practice of medicine in ancient Rome". Once again, we are being told that our ancestors were dumb and stupid for thousands of years, and had no clue on how to develop and improve things. Here is a very good source covering the surgical tools located in Pompeii - Surgical Instruments from Ancient Rome (additional: Roman Medical Tools). Interesting, that quality contrast between Pompeii, and other ancient Roman surgical tools is striking.

Basically, our knowledge of the ancient Roman medical tools is based on the Pompeii find. Now let us look at what those 16th and 17th century surgical tools looked like.

Considering, that the Pompeii tools were kept in the dirt for a few hundred years, they look pretty good when compared to the 16th, 17th century ones. They are definitely matching the complexity.

And here is a little excerpt from, "Pompeii. Surgical Instruments"

Analysis: This collection of instruments was found in the 1770s when the Spaniard Francesco La Vega cleared the villa, which later was named as the House of the Surgeon. These forty medical instruments were made of either steel or bronze and are relatively similar to the medical tools that are used in modern society today. This includes forceps, catheters, needles, tweezers and scalpels. The fresco portrays how the Ancient Roman people could possibly have treated a battle wound.

Developed Conclusions: These surgical tools are unique because they are the best surviving example of what medicinal instruments would be available to people during the first century AD. These tools have been preserved for centuries under volcanic pumice and ash; this has protected these instruments from weather damage, and also the advancement in medicine that would mean the abandonment of these tools. The methods of Roman medicine were based on trial and error, due to the fact that there were no laws regarding the practice of medicine, nor were there any schools that taught the practice of medicine. Because of this, the intent in Roman medicine was to prevent rather than treat, and Roman surgeons learnt as they practiced, gaining experience every time they treated a patient. The medical efforts of the Romans have been considered quite advanced; this has been proven by the insight given from the surgical instruments uncovered in the excavations of Pompeii. These instruments are strikingly similar to modern surgical instruments and many of them were used for the same purpose that today’s surgeons use them for. The medicinal practises of the Ancient Romans was so advanced that it wasn’t surpassed until the nineteenth century. The preservation of this kit of 40 surgical instruments has given researchers the opportunity to accurately compare them to modern tools. This kit also shows the conditions, of which typical Roman surgeons had to endure during the first century AD. Much of the focus for Roman medicine was on damage to the human body during battle; the Roman Empire’s soldiers were offered the most effective treatment as they were considered a high value, at the time of the Mt. Vesuvius eruption, medical practitioners were well experienced in body repair such as bone setting.

I definitely like the "steel" part in there,considering the state of the ancient Roman metallurgy, "Many of the first metal artifacts that archaeologists have identified have been tools or weapons, as well as objects used as ornaments such as jewelry. These early metal objects were made of the softer metals; copper, gold, and lead in particular, as the metals either as native metal or by thermal extraction from minerals, and softened by minimal heat "

And we need to remember that ancient Roman surgical tool making abilities are being based upon these Pompeii tools.

KD Summary: Based on #6 (Domenico Fontana's Water Conduit: 1590s and water wells) alone, the city of Pompeii had to be a living city during the time when the Water Conduit was being built. Which means that around 1590s the city of Pompeii was not buried under 20 feet of ash.

Additional 8 points just strengthen this theory.
Note: This OP was recovered from the Wayback Archive.
Note: Archived SH.org replies to this OP: 79 A.D. no more: Pompeii got buried in 1631

Franky Baby

According to the Encyclopedia Brittanica, Vesuvius erupted in 79, 203, 472, 512, 685, 787, 968, 991, 999, 1007, 1631, 1660, 1682, 1694, 1698, 1707, 1737, 1760, 1767, 1779, 1794, 1822, 1834, 1839, 1850, 1855, 1861, 1868, 1872, 1906, 1929, and 1944.

It also says "The explosions of 512 were so severe that Theodoric the Goth released the people living on the slopes of Vesuvius from payment of taxes." So people were still living in the area.

Maybe they rebuilt Pompeii after the first eruption, and the city was again destroyed by another, later, volcano?
Last edited:


Trusted Member
Oct 3, 2020
Reaction score
According to the Encyclopedia Brittanica, Vesuvius erupted in 79, 203, 472, 512, 685, 787, 968, 991, 999, 1007, 1631, 1660, 1682, 1694, 1698, 1707, 1737, 1760, 1767, 1779, 1794, 1822, 1834, 1839, 1850, 1855, 1861, 1868, 1872, 1906, 1929, and 1944.

It also says "The explosions of 512 were so severe that Theodoric the Goth released the people living on the slopes of Vesuvius from payment of taxes." So people were still living in the area.

Maybe they rebuilt Pompeii after the first eruption, and the city was again destroyed by another, later, volcano?
quite potential, as the time span is certainly long enough... but would the current ruins be ancient, or much more modern?
and how was it forgotten about, to be "discovered", when there's a huge memorial in Naples...? that story has to be complete bollocks!


Active member
Sep 25, 2020
Reaction score
The last coin in Pompeii

The coin story is interesting as a case study in how to fabricate history. The "inconvenient" coin has no credible photos or custodial history, at least not readily available so far. Key dates: 1974, 2006, 2010, 2013, 2014.

1947: Alleged discovery of coin hoard, 140 silver , 40 gold. Did this get hawassed?
2006: "They lay in this archaeological limbo until 2006 when an expert (Grete Stefani, Boscoreale Antiquarium) finally got round to cataloguing [sic] them"
2010: Man and the environment in the territory of Vesuvius : the antiquarium of Boscoreale - JH Libraries Grete Stefani, ed Maybe there are pictures in this.
June 7, 2013: Anon article with a drawing of the alleged Last Coin, no photo. Has photo of similar coin instead.
The Inconvenient Coin: Dating the Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum

"I agree that a single coin may not be deemed a suitable exhibit in itself and that is likely the reason for its absence, though there were other coins on show."

Aug 31, 2014. Discussion of missing coin(s) Ancients: Inconvenient Coin: Dating the Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum


"There is an article by Richard Abdy from the British Museum called The Last Coin in Pompeii that came out in the 2013 Numismatic Chronicle. The coin is a denarius of Titus with Capricorn on Globe reverse. The coin is in poor condition and was originally attributed as TR P VIIII IMP XV COS VII PP which would have placed it after the traditional date of the eruption. The article states that under new examination it is actually TR P VIII IMP XIIII COS VII which dates to before the eruption. (Cited from: Ancients: Inconvenient Coin: Dating the Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum) "


Photos from 2013 Addy paper. These do not match drawing. Obverse and reverse outlines do not quite appear to match. (Need Photoshop expert to reverse and lay one over the other to compare. Coin 4 is supposed to have only been in circulation of a few months. Coin 3 is supposed to be the "Last Coin". COS V PP or COS V ??
Post automatically merged:

Last post got botched. Coins 3 and 4 are examples that Abby is comparing the alleged Pompeii coins to.


Post automatically merged:

Coin 1 is supposed to be the newly-minted coin that Abby and the rest are using to prove that Pompeii was destroyed in August, or maybe after September, 79 AD. These do not look like freshly minted coins. Coin 1 has been severely clipped, particularly in the spot behind the capricorn-animal on the reverse that is supposed to be proving the year and months of issue. His entire paper is devoted to that spot. Compare and contrast with the drawing of the coin above.

Even allowing for burial in ash for years, the amount of wear on these coins is odd. Why would ash wear them down at all? Here's the gold bracelet that was allegedly part of the same alleged stash-
Last edited:


Active member
Sep 25, 2020
Reaction score
So there's this 'strongbox' that got discovered in a building in Pompeii-

“The most impressive example of this fear of violent theft was found at the warehouse where the two groups of bodies were discovered.”
Dr Kristina Killgrove, a bioarchaeologist, added: “At Oplontis, archaeologists found a very large, strong box that they think belonged to the owner of this large commercial area and it’s possible that person was found in Room 10 as one of the skeletons.”
Explaining the features of the box, the narrator continued: “This ornate strongbox was the Roman answer to the state-of-the-art home security system."

or maybe it was on some road, or maybe this is a different box-

"[Professor] Tuck also identified the Sulpicius family, who settled in Cumae after fleeing Pompeii. This connection was aided by the discovery of a strong box on a road outside of Pompeii, seemingly dragged by the family as they escaped before being abandoned. The box contained financial records, showing that they had business connections in Cumae..."

Maybe this is the strong box.

"Italian excavations began in 1974, when the site was accidentally discovered during the construction of a gymnasium for a local middle school. In addition to unearthing a variety of buildings, the excavators found approximately 1,200 shipping jars (amphorae), industrial and household items, and the skeletons of 54 adults and children who died in the eruption while awaiting rescue by sea, several of them still wearing or holding their precious possessions.

One particularly striking artifact is the elaborately inlaid strongbox. Since a strongbox was required equipment for all Roman business establishments, we can speculate that it would have held the proceeds of the commercial activities carried on at the site."

Questions. If the Inconvenient Coin got so worn and clipped, how did this wood box survive a few blocks away?
Did the box have financial records in it or not?
What was the media of the records that were both speculated to be, and also claimed to be, in the box- papyrus, clay, etc?
Why are there not more pictures of the box and its contents?
Why does this box look like something from, e.g., the 16th Century?

“The highly-prized item [the strong box] featured a four-stage locking mechanism to protect any riches inside."
What does this four stage locking mechanism look like? Are there any other similar examples of it from 79 AD?
Last edited:


Active member
Sep 25, 2020
Reaction score
Copied over from a Silveryou post at Stolen History research, KorbenDallas (KD) focus.

an article called "Pompei 1631"...

In which two youtube videos are shown by the French youtuber Douglas Connan


Similar threads