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While Pompeii was consumed by ash, Herculaneum was done in by a pyroclastic flow — a fast-moving, dense, extremely hot surge of ash, gas and rock from Vesuvius. It left particularly grim scenes for archaeologists to study. 

Vesuvius eruption was so hot it turned a man's brain to GLASS during destruction of Pompeii

While Pompeii was consumed by ash, Herculaneum was done in by a pyroclastic flow — a fast-moving, dense, extremely hot surge of ash, gas and rock from Vesuvius. It left particularly grim scenes for archaeologists to study. 

Pompeii was destroyed by an eruption. We can only hope the same happens to Pompeo.

Correction: We've deleted a tweet to this story that incorrectly stated Pompeii was the site examined by researchers. This article focuses on researchers' examinations of how people died at Herculaneum.

In a scientific first, a brain sample from a man that died at Pompeii has been found to have vitrified - turned to glass through heat.

While Pompeii was consumed by ash, Herculaneum was done in by a pyroclastic flow — a fast-moving, dense, extremely hot surge of ash, gas and rock from Vesuvius. It left particularly grim scenes for archaeologists to study. 

While Pompeii was consumed by ash, Herculaneum was done in by a pyroclastic flow — a fast-moving, dense, extremely hot surge of ash, gas and rock from Vesuvius. It left particularly grim scenes for archaeologists to study. 

Vesuvius eruption was so hot it turned a man's brain to glass during destruction of Pompeii

While Pompeii was consumed by ash, Herculaneum was done in by a pyroclastic flow — a fast-moving, dense, extremely hot surge of ash, gas and rock from Vesuvius. It left particularly grim scenes for archaeologists to study. 

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Archaeologists working at the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, Italy, uncovered the remains of a 30-year-old man who appears to have survived the initial eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D., only to be killed when he was struck by a large slab of stone

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Archaeologists working at the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, Italy, uncovered the remains of a 30-year-old man who appears to have survived the initial eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D., only to be killed when he was struck by a large slab of stone

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Horse, petrified but still harnessed, discovered in Pompeii might have belonged to military general

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Archaeologists have unearthed the petrified remains of a harnessed horse and saddle in the stable of an ancient villa in a Pompeii suburb.

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Completely mad that "Pompeii" has been viewed 200 million times. Thanks Mum.

Ancient Roman surgical instruments buried in a Physician's home in Pompeii, on display at Naples Museum, circa 1910.

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8 years since The Fires of Pompeii! A particularly special episode, because… #DoctorWho 

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