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Two victims of Vesuvius eruption discovered in Pompeii – ABC News

Partial skeletons are found during excavation of an elegant villa on the outskirts of the ancient Roman city that was destroyed by the eruption in 79 AD.

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The skeletal remains of what are believed to have been a rich man and his male slave fleeing the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago have been discovered in Pompeii, officials at the archaeological park say.

  • Officials said the two men escaped the initial fall of ash but were killed by a powerful volcanic blast
  • Casts were created of the entire skeletons
  • There are still more than 20 hectares to excavate in the area

The partial skeletons were found during excavation of an elegant villa…

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