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Rich man and slave found in Pompeii

What exactly were they up to when they were suddenly buried in hot ash? 🧐

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by Anonymousreply 1111/21/2020

Ugh, another Terry Miller and Dan Savage thread?

by Anonymousreply 111/21/2020

They have no idea who these guys were. They could’ve been two randos who didn’t know each other who ran into a building to seek shelter from the ash. Or ran out of a building to try & get to their homes.

by Anonymousreply 211/21/2020

I’m sure they were fucking over the hours that the ash, rocks & cinders were raining down on the city from the volcano, OP. I’m sure they weren’t two bodies picked up by the fast moving pyroclastic flow they became encased in, and deposited wherever they ended up.

by Anonymousreply 311/21/2020

If archaeologists at Pompeii say they were "probably a man of high status, and the other his slave" then there's going to be a reason for that, R2. They didn't just make it up, I don't know why you think they did.

[quote]Officials said the wealthy man was aged between 30 and 40. Traces of a warm woollen cloak were found beneath his neck.

[quote]The other man was aged between 18 and 23. Officials at the archaeological site said crushed vertebrae indicated that he was a slave who did manual labour.

by Anonymousreply 411/21/2020

Pompeii is fascinating to me. I love history and one teacher got me really interested in ancient Rome after he read some graffiti from the Coliseum walls to the class. It made them real and I realized that people havent changed at all, just our stuff. They had elders bitching about the younger generations and their driving chariots too fast and recklessly, yada yada. Exact same shit

by Anonymousreply 511/21/2020

What was life expectancy for Pompeiians? I mean, before the volcanic eruption. Would a 40 year old Pompeiian be considered as elderly as a 40 year old Datalounger?

by Anonymousreply 611/21/2020

There is nobody in the world older than a 40 year old Datalounger (as 40 in Datalounge years is about 100 in real life).

by Anonymousreply 711/21/2020

Another Grindr hook up that ended tragically.

by Anonymousreply 811/21/2020

I thought we’d be discussing the 2,000 year old cock on display.

by Anonymousreply 911/21/2020

Raping your slave was a perfectly ordinary thing to do in ancient Rome, as in pre-emancipation U.S., but you could also dabble in the consensual.

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by Anonymousreply 1011/21/2020

Here are people who were baked to death by thermal injury in WW2 Germany. I think it was the Hamburg fire bombing. One of them appears to be in cadaveric spasm like the “master” in the Pompeii photo. Heat does strange things to bodies.sometimes it instantly mummifies, but you can see it also melts skin & eyes in people whose bodies were otherwise mummified.

There was a storm of stones & rock before the pyroclastic flow. I doubt people, would’ve continued fucking as stones rained down on the city “Wait. I’m not ready to come yet. It’s just a few boulders and rocks.”

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