So stunning, so poignant.


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Imprisoned in Ash: The Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

By Atlas Obscura/Salon


“Those that did not flee the city of Pompeii in August of 79 AD were doomed. Buried for 1,700 years under 30 feet of mud and ash and reduced by the centuries to skeletons, they remained entombed until excavations took place in the early 19th century…”


Click here for a gallery of incredible photographs of the plaster casts, and links to more about the world’s hidden wonders.