Unusually Preserved Bodies of 'Master and Slave' Fleeing Eruption Found in Pompeii

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Ariel David
Ariel David

Two newly discovered bodies in Pompeii in an extraordinary state of preservation may have been master and slave, the Italian archaeologists excavating the ruined city announced on Saturday.

The men had apparently sought protection in an underground corridor of an opulent villa in Pompeii from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, in vain. Using a century-old technique, experts have created casts of the bodies, reconstructing the original shape of the bodies down to their contorted limbs and the folds of the clothes they wore, the Archaeological Park of Pompeii announced.

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