Pompeii shocker: Vitrified brains from volcano victim discovered

Article Link: https://www.foxnews.com/science/pompeii-vitrified-brains-volcano-mount-vesuvius

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Archaeologists in the ancient city of Pompeii have discovered ancient brain matter that was turned into glass as a result of the volcanic eruption that devastated the city in 79 A.D. The research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, notes that a victim from the Vesuvius explosion was discovered in the 1960s at the Collegium Augustalium in Herculaneum. The body was found “lying on a wooden bed, buried by volcanic ash.” It wasn’t until years later, when the victim’s skull was examined, that researchers discovered the brain remains were vitrified, rather than saponified.