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Giorgio Sommer, Cast of a Dog Killed by the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii, about albumen silver print. Sommer’s photos documenting a new method to create plasters out of the voids where bodies had disintegrated were a worldwide sensation.

When Vesuvius erupted on August 24 and 25, A.D. 79, some 2,600 inhabitants perished in Pompeii alone (a plaster cast of a child found under a staircase).  Very sad.

Resurrecting Pompeii

Resurrecting Pompeii When Vesuvius erupted on August 24 and A. some inhabitants perished in Pompeii alone (a plaster cast of a child found under a staircase).

Pompeii Victims' Bodies Revealed in Scans:  "Working with these casts was extremely moving, it felt like I was dealing with real patients," Giovanni Babino, the radiologist in charge of the project said.

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Pompeii Victims' Bodies Revealed in Scans: Photos : Discovery News- The boy was found next to an adult male and female, likely his parents, and to an infant who appeared to be asleep on his mother's lap.

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

Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum At the British Museum, 28 March – 29 September

Excavators were amazed to find human remains inside voids of the ash and soon worked out how to create casts of the people to capture a moment frozen in time.  Archaeologists poured plaster inside to capture the positions the people were in when they died, trapping their skeletons inside the plaster before removing the cast from the hole a couple of days later. Approximately 1,150 bodies have been found so far.

New pyramid installation erected in Roman amphitheater in Pompeii

Pompeii bodies (via The Daily Mail)

"From #Pompeii: The Afterlife of a #Roman Town" by Dr. Ingrid D. Rowland http://on.thestar.com/1takjYW  via @torontostar

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The plaster-cast body of a Pompeii victim the Vesuvius volcano eruption. Visits to the ruins actually did change people’s lives, including Renoir and Mozart, says author Ingrid Rowland.

A fresco of a dinner, found in Pompeii - British Museum Exhibit on Ancient Roman Food, spring 2013

Pompeii exhibition: the food and drink of the ancient Roman cities

A fresco of a dinner, found in Pompeii - British Museum Exhibit on Ancient Roman Food, Roman Slaves were Construed Disproportionately Smaller in Ancient Roman Depictions

Real body cast from Pompeii, 79 AD. Saw Museum of Science exhibit yesterday.

Real body cast from Pompeii, 79 AD. Saw Museum of Science exhibit yesterday.

Other scans attempt to bring the skull of another victim to life using a specific contrast dye that mimics the appearance of muscles and skin. These scans help accentuate the victim's teeth, but their empty eye sockets and collapsed nose give them a macabre feel

The newly restored dwellings of Pompeii unveiled in £3m spruce up

Restoration reveals details of Romans who perished in Pompeii

Archaeologists have spent the past year carefully restoring and scanning the preserved bodies of 86 Romans who died when Mount Vesuvius erupted near Pompeii in 79AD

Peering inside Pompeii's victims: Scans reveal unprecedented detail

*POMPEII, ITALY ~ Archaeologists have spent the past year carefully restoring and scanning the preserved bodies of 86 Romans who died when Mount Vesuvius erupted near Pompeii in

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