The analysis revealed, among other facts, that the victims of Pompeii had very healthy teeth. Nearly 2,000 years after Mount Vesuvius buried Pompeii in ash and pumice, advanced imaging technology is bringing to life the victims of the devastating eruption. The CT scanning of the remains has been made possible thanks to a technique devised in 1863 by the archaeologist Giuseppe Fiorelli that produced plaster casts of bodies and objects buried under the ash.
VII.16.17-22 Pompeii. December 2007. Plaster cast of body lying at foot of staircase. Four people met their death in this house, three of them died huddled together on this staircase. They were discovered in November 1961. It was possible to make casts of the group of three. The lowest of the three bodies remains where it was discovered. The fourth skeleton was lying on the landing at the bottom of the stairs but only a photo remains of this skeleton.
*POMPEII, ITALY: As the body decomposed, it left an empty void in the surrounding material. The archeologists have poured plaster into these voids + the end result is a remarkable representation of the unfortunate citizen.
This is the Forum of Pompeii as it would have looked in the year 61 CE. In February of 62 CE, an intense earthquake left the Forum and parts of the city in ruin. 17 years later on Aug 24 in 79 CE, Mt.Vesuvius erupted.