Still digging in Pompeii

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Still digging in Pompeii

Postby Witness » Mon May 28, 2018 3:51 am

The Local wrote:Spectacular house with colourful animal frescoes discovered in Pompeii

The residence, which probably belonged to a member of Pompeii's upper class, has been named the House of Dolphins.

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More pics: https://www.thelocal.it/20180523/pictures-pompeii-archaeology-house-animal-dolpins-frescoes

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Re: Still digging in Pompeii

Postby Witness » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:36 pm

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Smithsonian wrote:After surviving the first frightening moments of the eruption, he was probably moving as fast as he could down an alleyway to flee the city when the pyroclastic flow, a high-speed tsunami of lava, ash, rock and gas rushed down the side of the mountain and slammed into Pompeii. The power of the impact is what may have propelled a giant stone block, which could be a doorjamb, onto the victim, crushing his thorax and pinning him beneath the ash for the next 2,000 years.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/skeleton-man-crushed-stone-block-uncovered-pompeii-180969208/


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