A team of researchers has successfully decoded passages from a charred scroll found in the ancient Roman city of Herculaneum, which was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The scroll contains philosophical writings by Philodemus, a Greek poet and philosopher, and provides insight into the intellectual life of the city before its destruction. This discovery sheds new light on the cultural and literary significance of Herculaneum and the impact of the volcanic eruption on the ancient world.

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