Hugging people in Pompei could have been a gay couple

A restorer works on a petrified victim of the eruption of Vesuvius volcano in 79 BC, as part of the restoration work and the study of 86 casts in the laboratory of Pompeii Archaeological Site, on May 20, 2015 in Pompeii. AFP PHOTO / MARIO LAPORTA (Photo credit should read MARIO LAPORTA/AFP/Getty Images)

These two people embraced each other for goodbye before standing still in this pose for over 2000 years. Mount Vesuvius erupted and wiped out the Roman city of Pompeii, it has been found out that these embracing figures previously labelled as ‘Two maidens’ are actually both male, 18 and 20 years old and they haven’t been bloodily connected, the scientists don’t know exactly what connected the men. They believe that it was strong emotional connection between them, but there is nothing else to say about it, it it is a suggestion which can be neither confirmed nor denied. “Pompeii never ceases to amaze,” Massimo Osanna, director-general of the world-famous archaeological site, told the Telegraph, “We always imagined that it was an embrace between women. But a CAT scan and DNA have revealed that they are men. You can’t say for sure that the two were lovers. But considering their position, you can make that hypothesis. It is difficult to say with certainty.”


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