Pompeii and the plaster casts - 8 Via dell’Abbondanza, Pompeii, Italy

When the eruption happened in Pompeii in 79 AD, anyone who had not fled the city was buried under 30 feet of ash and mud. Their skeletons were preserved until excavations began in the early 1800s. Excavators carefully poured plaster of Paris into the skeletons, revealing their final death poses, bringing the people of the city to life. Here we see an unfortunate dog, who even wears a collar like our dogs do today.