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In Pompeii, the remains of a man were found – he survived the eruption of a volcano, but then he was crushed by a block

According to archaeologists, he waited for the first stage of the eruption of Vesuvius at home, and then unsuccessfully went out into the street.

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Representatives of the archaeological park “Pompeii” told of an unusual find during excavations on the site of a Roman city, destroyed in 79 AD during the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius. Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a man who, apparently, survived the first stage of the disaster. But after that a stone boulder fell on him.

At the time of death, the victim was about 30 years old. According to scientists, during the first phase of the eruption, he stayed at home, then left the street and tried to leave the city. The man was on an avenue, where a 300-kilogram slab fell on his head (presumably – part of the doorway), thrown into the air by a volcanic cloud.

While archaeologists have found only a part of the skeleton: the skull and the upper part of the chest, where the impact hit, are deep underground.

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On the tibia, men found signs of infection: most likely, because of it, he could not move quickly and decided to wait out the eruption in the house. Representatives of the archaeological park called the find “dramatic”, and the media noted theunhappiness of a resident of the Roman city.
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