Note the links below are listed with the most recent first.
Can A Pre-Christian Version of the Book of Revelation Be Recovered? by James Tabor, 2/22/2017.
The Destruction of Pompeii and the New Testament Book of Revelation by James Tabor, 12/20/2015. Contains the following quote.
Long ignored archaeological evidence – found beneath the ashes of Pompeii and Herculaneum – seems to suggest that what put the fear of God into pagan Romans was not Jesus, Peter or Paul. It now seems that the event most responsible for Christianity’s conquest of the Roman Empire was…the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.