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Study Finds Preserved Brain Material In Vesuvius Victim

Brain cells have been found in exceptionally preserved form in the remains of a young man killed in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius almost 2,000 years ago, an Italian study…

Vesuvius Killed This Guy 2,000 Years Ago, and Somehow, His Brain Cells Are Still Intact

Photo credit: Pierpaolo Petrone, et. al./PLoS ONE From Popular Mechanics A flash-glassified piece of brain tissue is persuasively human, with implications for volcanobiology. The vitrified tissue revealed its secrets under…

Preserved Brain Cells Still Visible In Victim Of Ancient Vesuvius Eruption

KEY POINTS A group of scientists discovered brain tissues intact in ancient human remainsĀ  Claims in the new study remain open for debate among other experts The finding adds to…

Preserved Brain Tissue Found in Victim of Ancient Vesuvius Eruption, Scientists Report

Herculaneum, as it appears today. Image: Pier Paolo Petrone The catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago is famous for preserving its many victims in volcanic ash. New…