archaeology
Intense Heat From Ancient Vesuvius Eruption Caused Victims’ Skulls to Explode

During the Mount Vesuvius eruption of 79 AD, clouds of superheated gas enveloped the ancient city of Pompeii and its surrounding areas, instantly vaporising bodily fluids and soft tissues, according to new research. Sounds grim, but this mode of death was actually a blessing in disguise, given the alternatives. Read More >>

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Archaeologists Discover Skeletons in Ancient, Ransacked Pompeii Shop

Pompeii is already an archaeological gold mine, but a rare discovery this week in the ancient city has added to that collection. Read More >>