Archaeologists have unearthed the bodies of two men (the master and his slaves) in the ancient Italian city of Pompeii, which is believed to have fled the eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago.
Italian officials announced on Saturday that a man’s skull and part of his bones were found side by side during the excavation of a formerly elegant villa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
According to the Associated Press, scientists believe the pair escaped the first ash fall and died the next morning in a second powerful explosion buried in more than six feet of ash.
The house is located on the outskirts of an ancient Roman city and was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 79 AD. There is a stable nearby, and in 2017 the remains of three horses were found.
One man was probably 18 to 25 years old and had disc compressions. This shows that he did manual labor. The impression of the folds of the ash layer fabric suggests that he wore a short pleated tunic.
The other man was 30 to 40 years old and had a solid bone structure. He appeared to have a mantle on his left shoulder in addition to his tunic.
Archaeologists poured liquid chalk into the cavities left by the ash and pumice bodies that destroyed the upper floors of the villa. This technique gives an image of the shape and position of the victim in the suffering of death, making the body look like a statue.
The bodies of two men excavated in the ruins of Pompeii — master and slave —
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