Saturday, 26 March 2022

Crippled Pompeii man suffocated

With his skull in hand, experts believe that the man died from being suffocated by the volcanic ash that rained down on Pompeii, rather than being squashed by the rock.
The skeleton was found in an area of new excavations in 2019, close to a newly-discovered alleyway of houses with balconies.
Archaeologists discovered silver and bronze coins that he had been carrying in a leather pouch. It contained 22 coins, worth 80 sestertii, enough to sustain a family for a month.
Excavations of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii have revealed the skeleton of a man who may have been decapitated by a large stone block as he fled from the catastrophic 79 C.E. eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Possibly hampered by a bone infection, he fled through an alleyway after surviving the first ejections that rained down on the city. He was thought to met his demise when struck by a stone. His body was found at roughly the same height as the second floor of a nearby building, suggesting he ventured outside after the first phase of raining ash had settled. Lesions at the tibia suggest he was suffering from a chronic bone infection. This could have hindered his movements and stopped him leaving Pompeii when the volcano first erupted.
The crippled man was found in an alleyway above a thick layer of lapilli—debris thrown from the erupting Vesuvius. Archaeologists are excavating areas of the city which have not yet been fully explored. This is another remarkable archaeological discovery in Pompeii.
See -----> Remains of ancient horse discovered at Pompeii
See ----->The Curse of Pompeii
See ----->Skeletons And Ancient Gold Coins Found at Pompeii Excavation