Many people will know the history of Italian volcanoes Vesuvius And the eruption that buried the famous city of Pompeii, carbonizing its citizens and preserving them in macabre sculptures of sediment.
It was the year 79 CE. C., When Vesuvius was influencing the city of Ponpeya, one of the principal provinces of the Roman Empire, and killed about 5,000 people.
But many people do not know that the ancient city of Herculaneum was also affected by this explosion. The city in which the sacred relics of the patrons of the college dedicated to the cult of Augustus were found.
A man in his 25s who was still in his bed when the fire of an explosion approached him and, hundreds of years later, was found by archaeologists, who noticed some strange things: his brain had become glass.
Archaeologists noticed something shining among the remains of an old house destroyed by the volcano. The glow came from a few pieces of black glass that immediately caught the attention of researchers.
After conducting several analyzes on these items, it was revealed that they contained fatty acids, brain proteins and traces of human hair, leading to the conclusion that it was a crystalline human brain.
The best BC to Mount Vesuvius Known for its eruption in 79 which led to the destruction and destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum in Roman cities.
How does the brain make glass?
As mentioned in a published study New England Journal of Medicine, By researchers at the University of Naples, the phenomenon is due to the intense heat that the human brain suddenly ended.
Analysis of the boundary wall of the bed and the rest room where the remains were found determined that the temperature rose to 520 ° C due to gas waves and high-speed rocks after the explosion.
This sudden intense heat caused the body fat to burn like a candle, evaporating white tissue and then covering it with ashes, similar to the coolness in glass production.
This will be the first discovery of these vitrified human remains due to heat, so it has the importance of both archaeological and scientific studies.
However, the explanation has not finished convincing the coroner Tim thomson, Who recognized that to verify if this change is indeed possible, it is necessary to re-formulate the conditions. But the truth is that the man’s brain became a crystal, a rather surprising fact that emulates the extreme condition that was experienced in Herculaneum and Pompey during this historic natural disaster.