According to the researchers, the wealthiest men were aged 30–40, while the other was aged 18–23.
Archaeologists have found the remains of two people killed in the eruption of Vesivius in a large villa on the outskirts of Pompeii, say British Broadcasting Corporation BBC and news agencies AFP and Reuters.
Researchers believe, based on clothing remains and the looks of the men, that one of the men was likely to have a high status and the other was his slave. The richest of them was 30–40 years old, the other 18–23 years old.
Remains of a warm sweater were found in the neck area of the rich man. The injuries in the spine of another man, according to the researchers’ interpretation, refer to physical work and slavery.
When The Vesuvius volcano erupted in 79, spilling into the air molten rock and 1.5 million tons of ash per second. Pompeii, Hercules, and other nearby towns were left under ashes and lava. People died from heat shocks caused by a hot eruption cloud. Deaths are previous studies have been immediate.
The men now found, according to researchers, tried to escape the eruption before falling under it.
“They died of heat shock, as evidenced by their squeezed legs and hands,” the head of the archaeological team Massimo Osanna told reporters according to the BBC.
Ash has preserved Pompeii so that it has been a real treasure trove for archaeologists. The city has been excavated since the 18th century, and thanks to research, we know quite detailed things about the daily life of the ancient Romans.
Investigations continue in a city that remains closed to tourists due to coronavirus restrictions. The drowned city of Pompeii is Italy’s second most visited tourist destination after the Roman Colosseum.