New excavations on the island of the Chaste Lovers have uncovered two skeletons, probably of two men who died when they were crushed by a wall during the earthquake.
Two skeletons of inhabitants of Pompeii, who died due to the huge earthquake that accompanied the eruption, have come to light after new excavations in the archaeological area of the city destroyed by the Vesuvius volcano in 79 AD. c.
This new discovery provides more details about the moments of the eruption, since the inhabitants of Pompeii not only died from lapilli or small fragments of lava, ash and hot gases that Vesuvius gave off, but also from the collapse of a large earthquake connected with the eruption.
The finding shows that pyroclastic currents were not the only dangers to the lives of the inhabitants of Pompeii. The first anthropological analyzes indicate that both individuals died from multiple traumas caused by the collapse of some parts of the building.
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