Image of a Man Preserved at Pompeii Has Gone Viral for Obvious Reasons

Image of a Man Preserved at Pompeii Has Gone Viral for Obvious Reasons

The remains of around 1,500 people have been found from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE. Amongst the dead, there have been extremely poignant and touching images of families huddling together, and two men embracing as they died.

A family huddled together in the ruins of Pompeii. Andrew Mason/Flickr

A family huddled together in the ruins of Pompeii. Andrew Mason/Flickr

The cast of a corpse found in the Garden of Fugitives. Daniele Florio / Wikimedia Commons.

The cast of a corpse found in the Garden of Fugitives. Daniele Florio / Wikimedia Commons.

But now one image of a man preserved at Pompeii has gone viral over the weekend for a slightly lower-brow reason. People have been speculating that he was preserved in one final act of self-love, because, well, it really does look like that might be the case.

 

Read more: http://www.iflscience.com/environment/this-image-of-a-man-preserved-at-pompeii-has-gone-viral-for-obvious-reasons/

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