The new Pompeii Hours - Massimo Osanna
October 25, 79 could be the new official date for the eruption of Vesuvius - not August 24 as was long assumed - in the fall rather than in the summer, when the light declines and the harvest is complete. This is one of the many discoveries of the excavations undertaken since 2018 by Massimo Osanna, the director of the archaeological site of Pompeii. For we thought we knew almost everything about Pompeii, whose visit literally offers a journey through time, without imagining that we could still discover treasures there. The first results were beyond all expectations, as evidenced by the magnificent mansions with their neat frescoes - the House of Orion with its enigmatic mosaics, the inscriptions of the Garden House, or the evocative work of Leda and the Swan.