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Bodies of rich man and slave discovered in Pompeii ruins

November 21, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Archaeologists have discovered the exceptionally well-preserved remains of two men scalded to death by the volcanic eruption that destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii in 79 AD, the Italian culture ministry said on Saturday.

(CNN)Archaeologists have discovered the exceptionally well-preserved remains of two men scalded to death by the volcanic eruption that destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii in 79 AD, the Italian culture ministry said on Saturday.

One was probably a man of high status, aged between 30 and 40, who still bore traces of a woolen cloak under his neck.

The remains were found in Civita Giuliana, 700 meters northwest of the center of ancient Pompeii, in an underground chamber in the area of a large villa being excavated.

The men's teeth and bones were preserved, and the voids left by their soft tissues were filled with plaster that was left to harden and then excavated to show the outline of their bodies.

In a statement, Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said the find underlined Pompeii's status as "an incredible place for research and study. "

The remains were not discovered until the 16th century and organized excavations began around 1750.

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