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Inhabitants of Pompeii and Herculaneum died in different ways

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Photograph of casts of bodies from Pompeii
Photograph of casts of bodies from Pompeii

As we can read in the latest Ancient History Magazine (no. 44), recent research in Herculaneum and Pompeii proves that the inhabitants of both cities, as a result of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE, died in a different way.

Researchers from L’Università degli Studi Roma Tre studied the preserved human and material remains. The Pompeians were de facto buried alive by ashes and pumice; in turn, the inhabitants of Herculaneum were incinerated by the sudden, hot shock wave.

  • Ancient History Magazine, 44

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