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IN History & Culture ON 01 Oct, 2015
In 79AD, Nt Vesuvius had erupted, killing 86 Romans and capturing them in ash. These 'statues' were then plastered artificially and preserved. Recently, archeologists at the Pompeii Archeological Site scanned the statues using CT technology, and this is the result they got! Check it out!
One of the victims was a boy, believed to be around four years old, found frozen in terror. He was discovered alongside an adult male and female, presumed to be his parents, as well as a younger child who appeared to be asleep on his mother's lap.
The little boy's clothing is visible in the plaster cast but now scans have revealed his tiny skeleton beneath these clothes. One scan (left) resembles the 3D-scans taken during pregnancy and shows the young boy's lips pursed, as if in shock