Falling rock didn’t actually kill the world’s unluckiest man, say archaeologists

It turns out the world’s so-called unluckiest man wasn’t actually killed by the rock found atop his ancient skeleton, it turns out.

His remains were found in May at the Pompeii archaeological site in southern Italy’s Campania region, which once stood as a thriving Roman city.

A massive brick believed to have been violently expelled by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD was wedged into the rock, making for a horrific yet somewhat humorous scene.

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