Oh, my god-so is that an actual person encased in that?!?!?
In 1861 the excavator working on Pompeii began making reverse castings of the hardened ash encrusted bodies. He made a hole in the figures and poured in plaster, then took off the ash crust. Kind of like how they make bronze statues these days. No tissue was there, but some had bones and artifacts inside.The castings made it possible to see the figures as they were when they died. It is truly a look into the past.
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