‘Sensational’ Remains Buried by Ancient Vesuvius Eruption Discovered at Herculaneum
05:45 GMT 16.10.2021 (Updated: 20:18 GMT 19.10.2022)
Italian archaeologists working in the ancient Roman city of Herculaneum have made a "sensational discovery".
A man aged 40-45 died before he could reach the water in which he hoped to find shelter. A wave of volcanic ash and gases overtook the inhabitant of the ancient city just a few steps from the seashore.
Italian Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini has already called the find a "sensational discovery", according to RaiNews.
“The last moments here were instantaneous, but terrible,” Francesco Sirano, the director of Herculaneum archaeological park, said, as quoted by the Italian news agency Ansa.
Excavations at Herculaneum have been going on for the past 25 years. Herculaneum, along with Pompeii, is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.