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Pompeii dig finds skeletal remains dating back to Vesuvius earthquake


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Two men believed to have been killed when building collapsed during early stages of AD79 volcanic eruption

The remains of two people believed to have been killed by an earthquake that accompanied the AD79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius have been found in the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii.

The skeletons, thought to belong to two men in their mid-50s, were found during excavations at the Insula dei Casti Amanti, or Insula of the Chaste Lovers, an area of Pompeii made up of a cluster of homes and a bakery.

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