Rome, Italy – Excavations in the ancient city of Pompeii, which was flooded by lava when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD near Naples, Italy, found 2 human bodies covered with ash that had not suffered any damage.

According to reports of the Italian ANSA agency, 2 human bodies covered in ashes were reached thanks to the plaster mold technique during the excavation at Civita Giuliana, 700 meters from Pompeii.

As excavations continue at the archaeological site, which is closed to visitors as part of the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) measures, one of the bodies found was a 40-year-old nobleman wearing fur, and the other was most likely a slave of this nobleman in his 20s.

The discovery in question took place in 2017 in a previously luxurious terraced structure on a hill dominating the Bay of Naples.

“This is an extraordinary discovery that shows how important Pompeii is in the world, not only for a large number of tourists, but also for research and education,” Italian culture and Tourism Minister Dario Franceschini said in a statement.

“This discovery at Civita Giuliana is extremely important,” commented Massimo Osanna, director of the Archaeological Park of Pompeii.