TIL that multiple undetonated bombs have been found in Pompeii. As a result of Allied bombing during World War II, it is estimated that between seven and ten unexploded bombs remain in the unexcavated portions of the site. The last time one went off was over thirty years ago.

Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/pompeii-home-multiple-undetonated-world-war-ii-bombs-180972626/

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  1. “While it’s true that an unexploded bomb detonated at Pompeii some 30 years
    ago, Osanna says such an occurrence would be “impossible … under the
    [current] regulations.”


    I’ve been unable to find any more information about this explosion. I’d appreciate anyone who can track it down!

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