Roman bones from eruption of Vesuvius

Roman bones from eruption of Vesuvius

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Roman bones from eruption of Vesuvius. Femoral head and patella (knee-cap) found during excavations of the Roman towns destroyed by the AD 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius. This eruption of this volcano, near present-day Naples, destroyed the towns of Herculaneum and Pompeii.

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