New scans show victims of ancient Pompeii eruption

New scans show victims of ancient Pompeii eruption

Scientists use CAT scan technology to learn about the habits of life, employment and social class of the residents of Pompeii who died in 79 AD after the volcano erupted.

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Pompeii eruption map.svg

Pompeii and other cities affected by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The black cloud represents the general distribution of ash and cinder. Modern coast lines are shown.

Papyrus viewed with multispectral infrared light

Unlocking the scrolls of Herculaneum

The scrolls of Herculaneum, burned & buried in the Pompeii eruption, are now being decoded. Papyrus on "The Good King" by Philodemus of Gadara, viewed with multispectral infrared light

Visitors look over a cast of a victim of the Pompeii eruption. Due to the shackles on his ankles, he could not escape the blast. He is believed to be a slave.

Visitors look over a cast of a victim of the Pompeii eruption. Due to the shackles on his ankles, he could not escape the blast. He is believed to be a slave.

Unfinished vases found in Pompeii reveal panic as eruption loomed - http://mashable.com/2014/11/22/pompeii-eruption-vases/

Unfinished vases found in Pompeii reveal panic as eruption loomed

A pottery workshop discovered near one of Pompeii's gates was hastily abandoned, as workers realized the volcano was erupting.

The Destruction of Pompeii, 79 AD

Eye witness account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, 79 AD.

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