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Rethinking what killed the citizens of Pompeii

New research shows that victims at Pompeii died from temperature, not from suffocation by ash. The Mt. Vesuvius volcano took their lives in 79 A.D., unleashing its fury and burying the ancient port city of Pompeii under layers of lava and ashes. The sight was so horrific, that Pompeians

Roman burial urn found containing human ashes

An intact Roman burial urn has been found in England, complete with human ashes inside. The 2,000-year-old vessel, which is whole and unbroken, was dug up during construction work on the Millwood Homes site in the centre of the town. It was x-rayed at Exeter Airport because it was