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Skeleton of soldier from Herculaneum

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Skeleton of soldier from Herculaneum
Skeleton of soldier from Herculaneum | Photo: Jane Franklin

The skeleton of a soldier from Herculaneum who died in 79 CE as a result of the eruption of Vesuvius. According to researchers, the man was over 35 years old at the time of his death and was probably a soldier who served at a seaside base. He was 172 cm, so he met the minimum height requirements for recruits in the Roman army.

The man died along with other inhabitants of a town on the coast; probably while providing help.

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