Eerie new display in museum shows final moment before Pompeii family’s death
A NEW display at a London museum shows the bodies of an entire family who died during the Mount Vesuvius eruption.
The eruption almost 2,000 years ago wiped out the entire town of Pompeii, encasing its victims under mountains of ash.
The new display at The British museum features a sign advising parental caution; such is the disturbing nature of some of the exhibits.
As well as the family, the exhibition also displays a cradle with the charred bones of a baby burnt to death by the eruption.
Another display shows the terrifying last moments of one of the victims - a man crouched on the ground, holding his head in his hands.
Despite the disturbing nature of some of the displays, the exhibition also offers a fascinating look a Roman life two millennia ago.
A perfectly preserved carbonated loaf of bread as well as sexually explicit sculptures have also grabbed the public’s attention.