This is the Forum of Pompeii as it would have looked in the year 61 CE. In February of 62 CE, an intense earthquake left the Forum and parts of the city in ruin. 17 years later on Aug 24 in 79 CE, Mt.Vesuvius erupted.
The analysis revealed, among other facts, that the victims of Pompeii had very healthy teeth. Nearly 2,000 years after Mount Vesuvius buried Pompeii in ash and pumice, advanced imaging technology is bringing to life the victims of the devastating eruption. The CT scanning of the remains has been made possible thanks to a technique devised in 1863 by the archaeologist Giuseppe Fiorelli that produced plaster casts of bodies and objects buried under the ash.