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(203) Pompeja

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Discovered 1879 Sept. 25 by C. H. F. Peters at Clinton.

The discoverer wrote: “For the planet, whose discovery very coincided with the day, when at Pompeji was commemorated the destruction of that city by Mt. Vesuvius 18 centuries ago, I believed the name Pompeja eminently proper.” (AN 96, 336 (1880))

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