(ORDO NEWS) — Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii erupted almost 2,000 years ago. However, scientists began excavations only in 1748.
Because of the eruption of Vesuvius, 2 thousand inhabitants of Pompeii and 16 thousand people in general were killed.
This eruption occurred in 79, and it lasted more than a day. In addition, cities such as Herculaneum and Stabiae were destroyed due to the disaster.
The excavations of Pompeii began on April 6, 1748. It turned out that various buildings (including residential buildings) remained in almost the same condition as they were before the eruption.
The bodies of people who were in the city at the time of the disaster were also petrified. Scientists also managed to find various household items.
Some important Roman buildings have been found in the ruins. This is a sanctuary, workshops for the production of wool, bakeries (moreover, there were charred loaves of bread inside the ovens), grocery, taverns, workshops for making tools.
In the course of recent research, it also turned out that the brain of one of the victims of Vesuvius turned into glass after the disaster.
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