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IN History & Culture ON 15 Oct, 2015
Have you heard about Mount Vesuvius which buried Pompeii in ash and pumice? If not, then I am going to tell about that.
As Mount Vesuvius converted everything in ash and pumice almost 2000 years before. Thanks to the technique devised in 1863 by the archaeologist Giuseppe Fiorelli made the CT scanning possible of the remains.
The bodies of the victims have been buried under 8 to 9 feet of material and encased in layers of hardened pumice and ash. The team found that the victims corpses found void. These type of horror and death pictures are investigated for the first time with a 16-layer CAT technology provided by Philips Spa Healthcare.
"Working with these casts was extremely moving, it felt like I was dealing with real patients," Giovanni Babino, the radiologist in charge of the project said.
It seems like he was with his parents. CT scan revealed the clothes of the boy and the striking details of his body. The reports also show that the victims who were rushing out of the houses to keep themselves safe were killed with severe head injuries.
A dental expert, Elisa Vanacore said, few of them suffered from cavities. "They ate a lot of fruit and vegetables but very little sugar," she told reporters. The high level of fluoride in water also helped them.
The project is a "great step forward in our knowledge of antiquity," according to the archaeological superintendent of Pompeii Massimo Osanna. The cast of the dog was found to boneless. "We are going to know a lot about the victims of Pompeii: their age, sex, what they ate, what diseases they had and their social class," he told reporters.