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How to make 2000-year-old bread

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 16, 2015

In the ruins of Herculaneum, a Roman town destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, a carbonized loaf of bread was found. The British Museum had chef Giorgio Locatelli recreate the recipe as best he could.

Things start to get really interesting around 3:25, where Locatelli tries to recreate the unusual markings found on the bread…that hanging string around the edge is a little genius.

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Volcano lightning

posted by Jason Kottke   May 09, 2008

Truly awesome photos of the plume from Chile’s recently reactivated Chaitén volcano merging with a lightning-infested thunderstorm.

The supervolcano under Yellowstone National Park is

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 19, 2007

The supervolcano under Yellowstone National Park is showing signs of increased activity. “Supervolcanoes can sleep for centuries or millennia before producing incredibly massive eruptions that can drop ash across an entire continent.”

Newspaper coverage of the Mount St Helens eruption, 25 years later

posted by Jason Kottke   May 19, 2005

Newspaper coverage of the Mount St Helens eruption, 25 years later.