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Skeletons of family hiding against earthquake

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Skeletons of a family protecting themselves from an earthquake
Skeletons of family hiding against earthquake

Skeletons found in a Roman house in Kourion, Cyprus, by David and Noelle Soren in the mid-1980s.

Skeletons belonged to a family killed in the earthquake that struck in 365 CE. The mother cradles an infant in her arms as the father tries to protect them both from the falling debris.

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