Body cast of victim of Pompeii eruption. The Roman city of Pompeii, located in the Bay of Naples, Italy, was ruined and buried under thick layers of ash during an eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD. Many of those buried under the ash were killed by falling buildings or other causes, such as poisonous fumes.
House of the Golden Bracelet - Pompeii. A family of four was found in a room under the stairs; the woman was wearing the bracelet which gives the house its name
Evocative human remains from Pompeii. This was a slave with a belt tying him to his bed.
A Baker and His Wife, Roman (Pompeii, Italy), before 79 C.E., fresco, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples. The frescos in Pompeii are lovely and are very well preserved. Conservation is very important also.
Restorers are working on the carefully preserved plaster casts of 86 of the Romans trapped in Pompeii in 79 AD, including children seemingly frozen in terror. Here, Stefano Vanacore, director of the laboratory at Pompeii Archaeological Site can be seen carrying the remains of a petrified child in his arms
Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA after the Great Earthquake of April 18th, 1906.