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Pompeii: Aug. 25, A.D. 79 1 a.m.: A cloud of gas and ash plunged down on the town; the hot breath of Vesuvius killed the fugitives in a fraction of a second. By studying bone fractures and the position of the remains, anthropologist Paolo Petrone and volcanologist Giuseppe Mastrolorenzo established beyond a doubt that the fugitives were wrapped in a 900-degree Fahrenheit cloud. They died instantly of thermal shock, not from slow suffocation as scientists long assumed.

Herculaneum: Ring Lady The skeletal remains of a young woman killed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A. The skeleton, unearthed from the ruins of Herculaneum in was named the "Ring Lady" because of the emerald and ruby rings found on the woman's

In 1942, a British forest guard in Roopkund, India made an alarming discovery. Some 16,000 feet above sea level, at the bottom of a small valley, was a frozen lake absolutely full of skeletons. That summer, the ice melting revealed even more skeletal remains, floating in the water and lying haphazardly around the lake's edges. Something horrible had happened here...

Discover Skeleton Lake of Roopkund, India in India: A lake with hundreds of ancient skeletons surrounding it. The surprise is what killed them….