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The Skeletons of Herculaneum

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Carole Raddato
by Big Albert
published on 30 January 2020
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Casts of skeletons discovered in the vaults on the beach of Herculaneum. Skeletons of approximately 300 people were uncovered huddled in the so-called boatsheds. The last inhabitants of Herculaneum had taken refuge in these barrel-vaulted rooms on the beach but were killed instantly by the extreme heat, despite being sheltered from direct impact.

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Albert, B. (2020, January 30). The Skeletons of Herculaneum. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/11810/

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Albert, Big. "The Skeletons of Herculaneum." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 30, 2020. https://www.ancient.eu/image/11810/.

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Albert, Big. "The Skeletons of Herculaneum." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 30 Jan 2020. Web. 24 Feb 2021.

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