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Archaeologists uncovered a skeleton from the Pompeii eruption and people are really relating to how he died

It is the definition of a bad day.

SOMETIMES PEOPLE JUST have a really bad day. Not as bad as the skeleton who was uncovered by archaeologists in Pompeii, Italy mind you.

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To recap on some primary school history, about 2000 years ago (around 79 AD) Mt. Vesuvius erupted and destroyed most of the Roman city of Pompeii killing nearly everyone in it. We know a lot of this because the lava and ash that covered a lot of the city thus preserving it and allowing us to learn a lot about the people’s lives and deaths.

So archaeologists were excavating an area of city when they uncovered this very unfortunate skeleton.

Source: CIRO FUSCO

It appears that he survived the initial eruption but end up being crushed by a rock instead which I believe is the textbook definition of a very bad day. Someone get Daniel Powter on the phone.

Naturally people are relating to this unfortunate sequence of events with a lot of gusto.

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The archaeologists who found the poor man reckon that he survived the eruption but was limping due to a bone infection. The large bit of stone is possibly a doorjamb which was flung on top of him by the sheer force of the flow from the volcano.

Puts your bad day into perspective doesn't it?

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