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Frozen in time...
Plaster casts of victims buried following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius around 2,000 years ago.
They are part of a major exhibition of more than 250 archaeological discoveries in the British Museum about the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Jewellery still intact, a cot turned to charcoal... they offer a snapshot of the lives of ordinary people at the time.
stopped moving and completely still
- plaster casts
copies of statues or other objects made from plaster: a mixture of white powder and water that becomes hard when it dries
- archaeological discoveries
items or information found by archaeologists: people who study the past by looking at objects, graves and buildings from that time
hard, black substance made from burned wood
a description that tells you about a place or situation at a particular time