UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — You know that phrase: “wrong place, wrong time?”
That happened to this guy.
Archaeologists working at Pompeii say they’ve found the skeleton of a man who was decapitated and crushed by a 300-kilogram rock sent flying through the air when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.
Officials working at the site in southern Italy released a photo of his recently-found body May 29.
They think the man was in his 30s and had a leg problem, which may have kept him from fleeing the city in time.
He was one of the hundreds of Pompeii residents killed by the eruption.
Most of them died as huge clouds of hot gas, ash and lava fragments descended upon their paradise.
For this particular victim, the force of the cloud appears to have picked up a piece of a building and thrown it into his body.
The impact may have removed his head, which still hasn’t been found.