Pompeii archaeologists make an incredible discovery

30th May 2018
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Pompeii archaeologists make an incredible discovery

The evocative site of Pompeii is on many a bucket list and with every new discovery made there, it gets that much more intriguing. 

Officials excavating in the area this week have uncovered the skeleton of a man, who seemed to have been crushed by a gigantic stone block. From the position of the body and the damage to the skeleton, archaeologists gathered that he was probably trapped while trying to escape the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. 

The unfortunate victim had his thorax crushed and his skull is yet to be located, although it is thought that he was over the age of thirty and suffered from a leg condition that could have presented walking difficulties, which in turn would have hindered his attempt to flee the area. 

Massimo Osanna, general director of the archaeological site, admitted that it was "an exceptional find". 

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