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Pompeii Victim - Open Palm, Frozen in Time

Pompeii Victim - Open Palm, Frozen in Time Ancient Places and/or Civilizations Disasters Famous Historical Events World History Archeological Wonders

This image depicts the hand of someone who was fleeing Pompeii, most likely at the time the pyroclastic flow was inundating the town.

To learn more about the victims of Pompeii, who died in the 79 AD disaster, see Bodies from the Ash: Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii, by James M. Deem.


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Image from Pompeii, online via Ministero per i Beni e le Attivita Culturali-Soprintendenza archeologica di Pompei.

 

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