Numerous detailed plaster casts of the dead portray life’s activities in Pompeii and other towns in clear detail. Men, women, and children lie in postures that prove how quickly they died. A cross-section of all aspects of life is seen – whether at home, work, or elsewhere.
Recently, the concept that most died from the volcanic ash was seriously reconsidered. A more probable explanation is that Pompeii victims died by flash heating. This understanding arose from a comparison of the way volcano victims died in other, nearby towns.
Questions AriseBut a question arises: What about wild, farm, and domestic animals? Are there “statues” of these creatures to be found? Logic dictates: Of course there are. But have you ever seen any? What varieties of animals were discovered? And were they always completely or even partly encased?
In fact, they do exist. Below are the links to some example photographs.
- Here is an image of a dog.
- And here is the image of a horse.
- Examine this image of a pig or boar.
- Here are the remains of a donkey with another dog.