Former Vesuvius eruption rescuer identified in Herculaneum, expert says

Pliny the Elder was a Roman naval commander stationed at the port of Misenum, further up the coast of Herculaneum. He himself was well known for his writings on natural history. His death during the eruption of Vesuvius was recorded by his nephew, Pliny the Younger, in two letters written to the historian Tacitus.

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