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Painful Images Of Pompeii’s Volcano Victims That Are Hard To See And Not Cry

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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Painful Images Of Pompeii's Volcano Victims That Are Hard To See And Not Cry

Painful Images Of Pompeii's Volcano Victims That Are Hard To See And Not Cry

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These pictures of Pompeii's volcano victims are damn excruciating. 

These pictures of Pompeii’s volcano victims are damn excruciating. 

Pompeii got destroyed within few seconds due to the gigantic volcano. 

This city of 79 AD got ruined due to the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. 

Painful Images Of Pompeii's Volcano Victims

People died and got buried below 13 to 20 feet of the ground. 

The total population of the city during its establishment was nearly 20,000. 

The total population of the city during its establishment
was nearly 20,000. 

It is believed that the whole population of Pompeii was wiped out in 79 AD. 

Volcanic eruption not only caused the massive death of people, but lava also turned them into stones.  

Volcanic eruption not only caused the massive death of people, but lava also turned them into stones.  

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. 

During the volcanic eruption, the temperature of the city shot to 250 degrees Celsius (482 degrees Fahrenheit). 

Painful Images Of Pompeii's Volcano Victims

This temperature is sufficient for taking lives of hundreds of human within a fraction of seconds. 

During the volcanic eruption, this dangerous temperature killed people present within the distance of 10 km from Mount Vesuvius. 

During the volcanic eruption, this dangerous temperature killed people present within the distance of 10 km from Mount Vesuvius. 

Pompeiians were quickly flash-heated to death and converted into ashes or stones. 

While some victims died due to volcanic ash or gas, others lost their lives due to extreme heat. 

While some victims died due to volcanic ash or gas, others
lost their lives due to extreme heat. 

The corpses of Pompeiian victims were found in strange postures.  

They were seen seated with face in hands, crawling or kneeling on mother's lap. 

They were seen seated with face in hands, crawling or
kneeling on mother's lap. 

These lifelike poses realistically depict the painful demise of Pompeiian volcano victims. 

About three-quarters of the Pompeii victims are 'frozen in suspended actions.' 

About three-quarters of the Pompeii victims are ‘frozen in suspended actions.’ 

They show evidence of sudden muscle contractions such as curled toes. 

Pompeiian victims struggled to breathe and died due to suffocation.  

Pompeiian victims struggled to breathe and died due to suffocation.  

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