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IN History & Culture ON 01 Sep, 2016
Pompeii was a flourished and famous Roman city of Italy at one point of time. It was also an attractive and popular tourist destination of the country. This happening city's existence and pride turned upside down with the occurrence of sudden calamity in the city.
Pompeii was hit with a volcano, and it was so mighty that the heat generated during the eruption turned the folks into stones. The frightful tragedy faced by the citizens of this city will give you shudder. These plaster casts of Pompeiian volcano victims are made from centuries-old solidified ash.
Have a look at the heartbreaking images of Pompeii's volcano victims.
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Pompeii got destroyed within few seconds due to the gigantic volcano.
People died and got buried below 13 to 20 feet of the ground.
It is believed that the whole population of Pompeii was wiped out in 79 AD.
According to a report published in 2010, the main cause of the massive death of people was the heat released due to the volcanic eruption.
This temperature is sufficient for taking lives of hundreds of human within a fraction of seconds.
Pompeiians were quickly flash-heated to death and converted into ashes or stones.
The corpses of Pompeiian victims were found in strange postures.
These lifelike poses realistically depict the painful demise of Pompeiian volcano victims.
They show evidence of sudden muscle contractions such as curled toes.
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