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The Museum of Curiosity: Gallery
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The Museum of Curiosity
Previous Image Pliny the Elder was born Gaius Plinius Secundus in 23 AD and was the author of “Natural History”, an encyclopaedia that was an authority on scientific matters until the Middle Ages. The Encyclopaedia Britannica tactfully describes Natural History as “a work of uneven accuracy”. Various books of this work deal with cosmology and astronomy, the physical and historical geography of the ancient world, zoology, botany medicine and precious stones. It was Pliny’s intense curiosity that finally did for him, he went to study an unusual cloud formation in the Bay of Naples. It turned out that the clouds were due to the eruption of Vesuvius, and upon landing ashore to reassure the terrified citizens, Pliny was overcome by the fumes and died. Next Image
Pliny the Elder was born Gaius Plinius Secundus in 23 AD and was the author of “Natural History”, an encyclopaedia that was an authority on scientific matters until the Middle Ages. The Encyclopaedia Britannica tactfully describes Natural History as “a work of uneven accuracy”. Various books of this work deal with cosmology and astronomy, the physical and historical geography of the ancient world, zoology, botany medicine and precious stones. It was Pliny’s intense curiosity that finally did for him, he went to study an unusual cloud formation in the Bay of Naples. It turned out that the clouds were due to the eruption of Vesuvius, and upon landing ashore to reassure the terrified citizens, Pliny was overcome by the fumes and died.
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