Remains of two victims of volcanic eruption found in Pompeii

In the suburban Civita Juliana, near the ancient city of Pompeii, the remains of two victims of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD were discovered.

According to the site of the archaeological park, the bodies were found in the underground part of the house. Experts came to the conclusion that the victims were a person of high social status at the age of 30-40 and his slave, who was about 18-25 years old. The young man was found to have spinal injuries indicating that he was doing heavy physical work.

Scientists believe that the victims of the eruption were found to have died due to the second pyroclastic flow, which was a mixture of high-temperature volcanic gases, ash and debris. The stream burst into the room from several directions, and two men were trapped.

When cavities were discovered under a layer of ash, in which the remains of the victims of the eruption were located, gypsum was poured into them, which made it possible to recreate the figures and postures of people at the time of death.

Excavations at Civita Juliana began in 2017. Previously, the remains of three horses in a team were found there.