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.
The Ancient City of Pompeii - A Guided Tour with Walks of Italy
In the year 79 AD, Italy's Mt. Vesuvius erupted with superheated ash that rained fiery death on several Roman cities nearby. But none was hit harder than vacation town Pompeii, which was buried in a thick layer of broiling ash in a matter of seconds. Was there in 1984
House of Pansa, Pompeii. The bronze candelabrum pictured was found in or around the peristyle. The candelabrum, set on lion claw feet, features four scrolled arms each supporting an oil lamp. On the base are a square altar and a statuette of Dionysus riding a panther.