Italy: Skeleton of man fleeing Vesuvius eruption found in Pompeii

The skeleton of a man who died while trying to escape the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D, has been discovered by the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, footage filmed on Thursday reveals. The skeleton belonged to a 35-year-old man who, from a first look, appears to have had a leg injury that may have prevented him from fleeing the city swiftly enough. A 300-kilo (660lb) stone is... Еще believed to have crushed the man’s upper torso and skull, which were thought to be underneath the huge rock. According to Director General of the Archaeological Park of Pompeii Massimo Osanna, this discovery is a «dramatic testimony of the eruption», which led to the streers filling up with lava. Mount Vesuvius erupted 2,000 years ago, covering the entire Roman city of Pompeii with a veil of ash. Hundreds of years later, during excavations, scientists discovered the city preserved in near perfect state thanks to the prolonged lack of air and moisture.

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