Pliny the Elder died in the Mount Vesuvius eruption of A.D. 79. Is this his skull?

Feb 3, 2020
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This whole fuzz is completely nonsensical, no wonder this was not published in a peer reviewed journal (and this find was never taken very seriously in the first place). Ancient texts clearly indicate Plinius' body was found after the eruption, which seems to imply it was recovered and properly buried, although this is not entirely certain. In any case, the group of bodies the skull (probably) belongs to was covered by the eruption and not seen again till the modern rediscovery. Unless we discredit the ancient texts (for which there is no reason) there is no reason to even consider the skull could have belonged to Pliny.
 

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