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Picture of archaeologists patching a plaster mold of a female victim of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii, Italy
August 24, 2021

Excavating Pompeii

In Pompeii, Italy, archaeologists patch a plaster mold of a female victim of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. This picture appeared in a November 1961 article written by Amedeo Maiuri, who was responsible for excavating the city from 1924 to 1961.
Photograph by Lee E. Battaglia, Nat Geo Image Collection

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