Dig at Italy’s Pompeii volcanic site yields 5 skeletons

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Italian news agency ANSA says the recent dig ups carried out in the ancient buried city of Pompeii has resulted in the discovery of the undisturbed skeletons of people who took refuge from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D.79.

The director of the Pompeii archaeological site, Massimo Osanna, stated that the skeletons were still unharmed, even though the site was centuries old. He called it “a shocking find, but also very important for history.”

The archaeologists reached the conclusion, that the bones were of two women and three children. They also believe that these people found safety in a small room but might have been squeezed under the roof or burned.

The bones — believed to be those of two women and three children — were discovered inside a house holding a charcoal inscription that historians say dates the deadly eruption to October, two months later than previously thought.

Archaeologists think the people sought safety in a small room but were either crushed when the roof caved in or burned.