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A portentous day

Late in the day, but on this day in ancient history:

72 A.D. — martyrdom of Bartholomew at Albanopolis
79 A.D. — Vesuvius erupts, burying Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae
410 A.D. — Alaric sacks Rome

Quite a portentous day, isn’t it?

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