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First look at the 'Last Fugitive': Skeleton of man killed in 79AD Vesuvius eruption unveiled

Added 12-01-21 10:36:02pm EST - “Extraordinary images reveal the skeletal remains of a man, dubbed the 'last fugitive', who died a horrific death during the catastrophic Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79 A.D.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Skeleton of man killed in 79AD Vesuvius eruption unveiled”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Extraordinary images reveal the skeletal remains of the 'last fugitive' who died a horrific death during the catastrophic Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79 A.D.  

The remains of the man, who archeologists believe was between 40 and 45 years old, were uncovered by researchers in what was once the city of Herculaneum. 

Scientists believe the victim was killed just steps away from the sea as he tried to flee from the scorching magma and a cloud of ash and toxic gas. 

Unusually, the man's skeleton shows his face turned upwards, suggesting that he had faced the deadly cloud roaring towards him before his death. 

'Most of the people we've found her at Herculaneum were face down, but maybe he was trying to reach a boat and turned because he heard the roar of the cloud racing towards him at 100km per hour,' Italian archeologist and site director Francesco Sirano told The Times. 

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