The skeleton of a man crushed by a huge stone while evidently trying to escape the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD has been discovered in Italy.
Why would people do this?
Nonetheless, the man, who was at least 30 years old, survived the first phase of the eruption and fled along an alley, probably limping because of his infection.
The unlucky bloke, estimated to be in his mid-30s was said by officials to have been struck after the rock was "violently thrown by the volcanic cloud".
Archaeologists have not found the victim's head.
If the poor guy hadn't already been dead, we'd have said these memes would've surely done the job.
The deceased was not the only victim have had trouble escaping from the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD due to a limp - archaeologists recently unearthed another skeleton that showed signs that indicated walking difficulties.More news: Evacuations urged in Hawaii as lava flow advances
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The man was hit by a pyroclastic cloud during the eruption.
A man who fled Pompeii mid-eruption only to be smashed to death by a massive falling rock has suffered one final humiliation: He is now the Internet's latest meme.
The discovery was made during recent excavations of the archaeological site near Naples.
Pompeii officials released an image showing the skeleton protruding from underneath a 300-kilo block of stone believed to be a door jamb.
As of this writing, the man's head remains buried under the stone, and it is unclear when, or if, it will be removed.
Massimo Osanna, the director general of the archaeological site, called the discovery "dramatic and exceptional".
The team had found illegal tunnels dug by illicit treasure seekers and began excavating the area to protect the artifacts there. The remains of his skull have not yet been found.