Mysterious ‘rock’ from Vesuvius eruption found to be piece of exploded brain

Mysterious ‘rock’ from Vesuvius eruption found to be piece of exploded brain

Italian anthropologists have discovered that a fragment of what they first thought was black rock is actually part of an exploded brain from an unfortunate victim of the volcanic eruption of Italy's Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.

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Study finds 2,000-year-old brain cells of man killed in Vesuvius eruption

Study finds 2,000-year-old brain cells of man killed in Vesuvius eruption

Was Pompeii destroyed two months later than we thought?

Was Pompeii destroyed two months later than we thought?

Mafia expert blames crime groups for Vesuvius fire as Italy sends in the army to tackle blaze

Mafia expert blames crime groups for Vesuvius fire as Italy sends in the army to tackle blaze

Wildfires continue to rage across Italy as police blame arsonists for Vesuvius blaze

Wildfires continue to rage across Italy as police blame arsonists for Vesuvius blaze

IN PICTURES: Fire rages at Italy’s Mount Vesuvius

IN PICTURES: Fire rages at Italy’s Mount Vesuvius

A huge blaze has broken out at Mount Vesuvius

A huge blaze has broken out at Mount Vesuvius

Tourists evacuated as fire rages close to Vesuvius

Tourists evacuated as fire rages close to Vesuvius

Italy puzzles over how to save 700,000 people from wrath of Vesuvius

Italy puzzles over how to save 700,000 people from wrath of Vesuvius

Rare photo of Vesuvius goes on sale for €8 million

Rare photo of Vesuvius goes on sale for €8 million

Vesuvius-scorched scrolls may be readable

Vesuvius-scorched scrolls may be readable