A New Look at the People of Pompeii

Revealed – what’s inside the Pompeii mummies: Incredible CT scans show bodies in unprecedented detail laying bare their bones, delicate facial features and even perfect teeth

  • Restorers are working on 86 preserved plaster casts of Romans who died when Mt Vesuvius erupted in 79AD
  • Each of the victims have been entombed in ash and now plaster for more than 1,900 years
  • Experts have spent the summer scanning these bodies using CT scanners at the Pompeii Archaeological Site
  • They have now released the first results of these scans to show what lies beneath the plaster of the victims

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3253660/Peering-inside-Pompeii-s-tragic-victims-Incredible-CT-scans-reveal-bodies-unprecedented-laying-bare-bones-delicate-facial-features-dental-cavities.html#ixzz3nJktWAsg
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