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Skeleton of Roman soldier

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The skeleton of a Roman soldier
Skeleton of Roman soldier

Skeleton of a Roman soldier. Next to the remains there is an iron sword and a dagger, a belt and a leather sporran (bag). Herculaneum.

The man suddenly died as a result of a pyroclastic flow – a mixture of hot gases reaching around 500°C. Below is an attempt to recreate the last moments of a soldier’s life by scientists.

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