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Found A New Skeleton In Pompeii: It D.i.e.d Crushed By A Stone Block

Archeology

The shocking scene, discovered in the unexplored Region V of Pompeii, evokes an individual desperately fleeing from the furious eruption of Vesuvius

the latest excavations in Region V, in the northern area of the Pompeii Archaeological Park, have discovered the first victim of this unexplored area of the ancient city: a skeleton crushed in its upper half by a huge block of stone, a shocking scene that evokes an individual desperately fleeing from the furious eruption of Vesuvius.

The skeleton, discovered in the unexplored Region V of Pompeii, has remained intact for nearly 2,000 years.

The individual, an adult male over 30 years of age according to preliminary analyses, was knocked down by the pyroclastic flow resulting from the volcanic eruption and a formidable stone block, perhaps the jamb of a door, ended up finishing him off on the ground: the the upper thorax has been shattered and the head has not yet appeared, but is probably under the heavy block of stone.

The upper part of the thorax has been shattered and the head has not yet appeared, but it is probably under the heavy block of stone.

The dramatic scene, revealed today by the Pompeii Archaeological Park, has remained untouched for nearly 2,000 years.

The individual, an adult male over 30 years of age according to preliminary analyses, was knocked over by the pyroclastic flow resulting from the volcanic eruption and a formidable stone block, perhaps a door jamb, finished him off on the ground.
Initial observations seem to indicate that the individual survived the first eruptive phase of the volcano and then sought refuge in one of the alleys.

The skeleton has been discovered at the junction formed by the alley of the House of the Silver Wedding and the recently excavated alley of the balconies. Initial observations seem to indicate that the individual survived the first eruptive phase of the volcano and then sought refuge in one of the alleys, today covered by a thick layer of lapilli (pyroclastic fragments). The skeleton was found at the height of the first floor of the adjacent building, above the lapilli layer. It was then that he was knocked down by the dense pyroclastic flow and crushed by the stone block.

The bones have been preserved in an amazing state almost 2,000 years after the volcanic eruption of 79 AD.
“This exceptional find reminds us of an analogous case, that of the skeleton discovered by Amedeo Maiuri in the Casa del Herrero, which has been recently studied,” said Massimo Osanna, the director of the Pompeii Archaeological Park. Both individuals appear to have suffered a limp.

The presence of injuries to the tibia indicates that he suffered from a bone infection that may have caused serious difficulties in walking, severe enough to have prevented him from escaping the violent eruption that devastated Pompeii.

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