Archaeologists weren’t the first to enter the store’s ancient walls. Looters previously tunneled into the store and in their search for treasure pushed the victims’ remains against a wall.
|The four skeletons, believed to have belonged to young people, were found in the back of the shop.|
The victims, including an adolescent girl, are thought to have sought refuge inside the store before they were overtaken by the volcano.
|Excavations at the shop, as well as a second in the area, started in May.|
A third of the ancient city remains buried beneath volcanic debris.