Pliny the Elder died in the Mount Vesuvius eruption of A.D. 79. Is this his skull? | Live Science

A skull discovered almost a century ago on a shore near Pompeii might, just might, be that of Roman naturalist and military leader Pliny the Elder, new research finds.

The jawbone associated with that skull, however, belongs to someone else entirely.

These findings may finally shed light on the resting place of Pliny, who perished while trying to rescue people from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. 
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