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Bodies of rich man and slave scalded to death by volcanic eruption 2,000 years ago unearthed in Italy

The skeletal remains of what is believed to have been a rich man and his male slave fleeing the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago have been discovered in Pompeii, officials at the archaeological park said on Saturday.The partial skeletons were found during excavation of an elegant villa on the outskirts of the ancient Roman city that was destroyed by the eruption in 79AD. It’s the same area where a stable with the remains of three harnessed horses was excavated in 2017…


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