Immersion 2012: Ancient Rome  
 
Brad Hopper '14, Alex Gilham '13, Wes Adams '14, and Jenny Sears examine one of the plasters casts of Vesuvius' victims in Pompeii's Macellum. When Mt. Vesuvius erupted, the ash covered and solidified over bodies. The bodies decomposed but the spaces remained. The casts were formed by pouring plaster into the spaces and then excavating away the surrounding ash. This would have been his pose as toxic gases filled his lungs and suffocated him.  
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