Plaster Cast of a Pig from the Eruption of Vesuvius

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Carole Raddato
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published on 17 May 2020

A plaster cast of a domestic pig found in Villa Regina at Boscoreale (Italy). The pig died in the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE. As its body decomposed it left a void in the volcanic material around it.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2020, May 17). Plaster Cast of a Pig from the Eruption of Vesuvius. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/12256/plaster-cast-of-a-pig-from-the-eruption-of-vesuviu/

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Raddato, Carole. "Plaster Cast of a Pig from the Eruption of Vesuvius." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 17, 2020. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/12256/plaster-cast-of-a-pig-from-the-eruption-of-vesuviu/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Plaster Cast of a Pig from the Eruption of Vesuvius." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 May 2020. Web. 07 Feb 2023.

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