Talk:Pompeii

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BC vs AD on the Pompeii header[edit]

Hi,

"Researchers believe that the town was founded in the seventh or sixth century BC and was captured by the Romans in 80 BC. By the time of its destruction, 160 years later, its population was probably approximately 20,000, with a complex water system, an amphitheater, gymnasium and a port."

I noticed the above on this article and realized that if the town was founded between 70-60 BC and captured in 80 BC, wouldn't it have been captured before it was founded?

Is this a simple translation from BC to AD or are the dates totally off? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gregoryjlucas (talkcontribs) 03:59, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

Centuries are 100 years in length, so the founding would have been sometime between 500 and 700 BC. Unfortunately, this information isn't sourced, either in the lead or later sections. —ADavidB 08:29, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

Rediscovery/Divine Retribution[edit]

The Rediscovery section has the following line: "Some individuals have since noted that the destruction of Pompeii can be viewed as a form of "Divine Retribution."" This is 1) not discussed in any depth, so I don't know what it means, 2) not relevant to the historical article, and 3) not relevant to the "rediscovery" section it's in. I've deleted the line; if there is a reason why it should be restored, let me know. Reyemile (talk) 19:29, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Rediscovery Section[edit]

Not sure if this is intentional but the first sentence makes no sense: "The architect Domenico Fontana was called in; he unearthed a few more frescoes"... What? Who called him in? A few *more* frescoes? This implies that some were already unearthed, but there's no mention of that before this in the article.

When was Pompeii first rediscovered after being buried? By whom? Came here to find this out; alas, I'm going to have to do some more traditional research! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wxwnc (talkcontribs) 18:25, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Vandal I guess, restored what used to be there. Dougweller (talk) 18:59, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 28 March 2014[edit]

There is a hashtag which shouldnt be there please remove it 91.74.118.232 (talk) 13:02, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Done Removed the only # seen Cannolis (talk) 13:34, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 1 April 2014[edit]

91.74.118.232 (talk) 16:43, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Not done: as you have not requested a change.
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Edit request: IPA[edit]

Would someone kindly replace the absurd Latin IPA transcription (/pɔmpɛjjiː/) the article currently uses with the correct /pompeiː/? You can use this: {{IPA-la|pompeiː|pron}}. I do not know what language that is meant to be, but the sounds /ɔ/ and /ɛ/ did not even exist in Latin. Thanks!

Yes check.svg Done Replaced the Latin IPA pronunciation —ADavidB 13:41, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 23 June 2014[edit]

Larakholy (talk) 01:59, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done No request. CTF83! 02:29, 23 June 2014 (UTC)