Luxus und Dekadenz (Verlag Philipp Von Zabern, 2007)

On the wall of House 26, an ancient observer, viewing the aftermath of the eruption, scratched the words “Sodom [and] Gomor[rah]”—a poignant Biblical reference to God’s vengeance on the two sinful cities of Genesis 19. The barely visible inscription, which is now in the Naples Archaeological Museum, is also evidence that there were probably Jews living in Pompeii at the time.