Pompeii: Cellar Of Skeletons


July 13, 2014

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Pompeii was one of the most famous volcanic eruptions in history. We know how its victims died - but how did they live? Gleaning evidence from an extraordinary find, scientists are providing new insights into the lives of these people. In a dark cellar in Oplontis, just three kilometres from Pompeii, 54 skeletons which didn't succumb to the torrent of volcanic ash are about to be put under the microscope. The remains will be submitted to a barrage of tests that will unlock one of the most compr...