Pompeii excavation unearths well-preserved bodies of wealthy man and slave

2 min read
Archaeologists have discovered the bodies of two men who died during so-called second pyroclastic flow, after the initial eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
Mount Vesuvius erupted and destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii nearly 2,000 years ago, but archaeologists are still finding new artifacts from the tragic event. Their latest discovery includes two bodies that appear to belong to a wealthy individual and his slave.

Officials at the archeological park in Italy said Saturday that archeologists have unearthed skeletal remains of two men attempting to escape death the eruption. Researchers found parts of the skulls and bones while excavating the ruins of what was once a large villa with views on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the outskirts of Pompeii.

The bones were found at at Civita Giuliana, the same area where archaeologists excavating a stable dug up the remains of three harnessed horses in 2017, officials said.

The two men died during the so-called second pyroclastic flow, which occurred after the initial eruption.…
Sophie Lewis
Read full article