Roman bread from Pompeii, Italy. Pompeii was buried under a thick layer of volcanic ash by a catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. The site of the town was rediscovered in 1748, and subsequent excavations revealed buildings and artefacts in a remarkably well preserved state.
Preserved loaf of Bread from Pompeii complete with the maker's stamp.
"Spontaneous Combustion". A sensational method of death between the late 1800s and early half of the 20th century. Was it a brilliant murder method? Because since we've had forensic capabilities, no one has purportedly died of spontaneous combustion.
*POMPEII, ITALY ~ Roman civilization 1st century A.D. Wrought iron tripod with a terracotta kist. From Pompeii. Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale (Archaeological Museum)
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The Frank family: Otto, Anne, Edith and Margot.
The Tooth Worm as Hell’s Demon”, southern France, 18th Century; This artistically designed ivory carving is contained in a molar, 10.5 cm in height, which can be separated into two halves of equal size. It opens out into two scenes depicting the infernal torments of toothache as a battle with the “tooth worm”. The legend of the “tooth worm” as the cause of toothache originated in Mesopotamia around 1800 B.C. A legend, in much the same sense as that of the Creation, concerning the origin of…
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Roman Shoes -- Discovered between 1979 & 1982 during archaeological excavations at Bar Hill Fort on the Antonine Wall. Roman soldiers built the Antonine Wall across Scotland in the years 139-141 CE.