Archaeologists find skeleton, evidence of Greek in Pompeii

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ROME (AP) — Archaeologists have discovered a remarkably well-preserved skeleton during excavations in the ancient city of Pompeii. The discovery of the tomb also sheds light on the cultural life of the city before it was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in AD 79. White hair and part of an ear, along with bones and fabric fragments, were found in the tomb in the necropolis of Porta Sarno. The discovery is unusual since most adults were cremated at the time.  An inscription on the tomb suggested that its owner helped organize performances in Greek in Pompeii. Experts said it was the first confirmation that Greek was used alongside Latin.  

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