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The plaster cast bodies of the Pompeii victims are the most vivid shocking reminders of the horrific event that made Pompeii famous. The Pompeii citizens were choked by the ash and pumice-stone dust or killed by the accompanying poison gas. Hundreds of casts of human and animal bodies survive in Pompeii. The way they were preserved is unique and gives an insight into the life and death of the city.Excavating Plaster Casts of Bodies at Pompeii, Italy. Excavators at Pompeii will frequently come across a void in the hardened ash, made by organic remains decomposing after the ash/mud has set. Early excavators would pour concrete into the voids and excavate around them subsequently. Today a clear polymer is used instead, allowing archaeologists to see the relation of artefacts and bones therein. This particular body cast bears an imprint of a slave band around its waste, he was probably one of the slaves left behind to look after the homes o the wealthy in Pompeii after the Earthquake whixch took place there in AD 62 prior to th efatal volcanic blast of AD 79
French baker. The baker is using a long handled wooden paddle to put an item in the oven and an assistant is bringing him a further supply of bread to be baked. On the left a trough of dough is being kneaded. A stack of wood for heating the oven is stacked to the left of the oven. French trade card issued c1880. Chromolithograph.