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Ancient geological conditions or situations.

For a long time Vesuvius and Pompeii have been an archaeogeological mystery. Bodies found on dense layers of ash indicate that the volcano had been actively pouring pumice and ash into the atmosphere for some time but also that the inhabitants had felt secure enough not to flee.

When the end came; however, it came so quickly that people were caught wherever they were. Hundreds of people in Herculaneum who had time to run and tried to find refuge in doored arched storage caverns were still exposed to such surface temperatures that it is written that a hand raised to protect one's face was burned to the bone, while the other hand, unexposed to the blast, was not.