Pompeii’s Mount Vesuvius ‘boiled victims’ blood’ and caused their skulls to EXPLODE – study says deaths worse than previously thought

THE VICTIMS of the volcanic disaster that destroyed Pompeii might have suffered an even worse death than most people realise. A study of residue on skeletons found that the people unlucky enough to be around Mount Vesuvius when it erupted were not suffocated by ash but actually boiled alive until their heads exploded.