Remains Found at Pompeii Site
By: Eris Lowdermilk
Yesterday archaeologists found the remains of two men who died in Pompeii almost 2,000 years ago from the prominent volcanic eruption that destroyed the ancient city.
The officials say one man was of high status, aging from 30 to 40, and had traces of woolen cloth below his neck when he was found. The other man was most likely a slave to the other man because he had a crushed vertebra. He was about 18 to 23 years old.
The men both had clenched hands and feet, indicating they died from thermal shock.
From their remains, the archaeologists predict the men’s body orientations were due to them seeking shelter from the eruption taking over the city.
Pompeii was demolished from an eruption from Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.
The last discovery at the site was earlier this month. The remains of Pompeii is still a well-known site today.
(2020, November 22). Pompeii: Dig uncovers remains of rich man and slave killed by Vesuvius. BBC News. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-55029538