As residents of Pompeii were killed
• How the inhabitants of Pompeii died
Pompeii, the ancient Roman city near Naples, was buried under a layer of volcanic ash in the eruption of Vesuvius 24 August 79. The eruption, which was the harbinger of a strong earthquake that lasted about a day. It led to the deaths of three cities - Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae.
Interestingly, in all the towns it remained the way it was before the eruption. Under a layer of ash, archaeologists discovered the street, the house, the remains of humans and animals. Of the 20 thousand inhabitants of Pompeii in the buildings and on the streets, killing about two thousand people. Most residents fled the city before the disaster.
The expert team of archaeologists, radiologists, orthodontists and anthropologists began using the Computerized Axial Tomography technology for the study of plaster casts of victims of the famous Pompey. 16-layer scanner found many remains of skeletons and almost perfect teeth. Let's look at the process of working scientists.
A cast from the face of the boy who died during the eruption was studied by computed tomography.
A cast body with the same boy.
Restovrator tries to match a variety of fragments of bodies of victims of the eruption.
a plaster cast of a man who died during the eruption.
Tourists on the cobblestone streets of Pompeii.