Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of two humans in the ancient Italian city of Pompeii, who escaped the eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago.
Italian officials announced on Saturday that excavations of a once-elegant villa with a panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea had unearthed parts of men’s skulls and bones.
Scientists say the pair escaped the initial ash and died the next morning, when a second powerful blast buried more than 6 feet in the ashes. The Associated Press reported.
The house was on the outskirts of the ancient Roman city, which was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 79 AD. A nearby station where the remains of three horses were found in 2017.
A man was probably between the ages of 18 and 25, and he had shrunken spinal discs, which indicated that he had worked manually. Records of the fabric folds on the gray layer indicate that he wore a short, cheerful dress.
The other man was 30 to 40 years old and had a strong skeletal system. He seemed to have a shield on his left shoulder in addition to a tonic.
Archaeologists are still struggling to gather enough evidence before reaching the final conclusions about the whereabouts of the villa. This technique gives the shape and position of the victims at the time of death, leaving the remains looking like statues.