Block of stone thrown up by volcanic cloud crushed victim, Pompeii archaeologists say

Officials at the Pompeii archaeological site have announced the discovery of the skeleton of a man crushed by an enormous stone while trying to flee the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Pompeii officials on Tuesday released a photograph showing the skeleton protruding from beneath a large block of stone that may have been a door jamb which had been “violently thrown by the volcanic cloud”.

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