Archaeologists Make Stark Discovery in Pompeii

May 29, 2018 1:48 pm Last Updated: May 29, 2018 4:42 pm

Archaeologists have found yet another example of the horrors brought by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

A man was killed by a falling piece of rock as he tried to flee the area at the time, according to a video report from GeoBeats, citing scientists.

“A formidable stone block (perhaps a door jamb), violently thrown by the volcanic cloud, collided with his upper body, crushing the highest part of the thorax and yet-to-be-identified head, which probably lies under the stone block,” archeologists said, The Telegraph reported.

Pompeii is a top tourist destination, with 2.5 million visitors going to the unearthed Roman ruins every year, ABC noted.

It was an ancient Roman city near modern Naples. The city was mostly destroyed during the eruption. It was re-discovered in 1599.