The archaeological site of Herculaneum in Ercolano, near Naples, Italy with Mount Vesuvius in the background. Photo: AFP The archaeological site of Herculaneum in Ercolano, near Naples, Italy with Mount Vesuvius in the background. Photo: AFP
The archaeological site of Herculaneum in Ercolano, near Naples, Italy with Mount Vesuvius in the background. Photo: AFP

Shellfish behaviour! How men hogged seafood in ancient Roman city destroyed by Vesuvius eruption

  • Archaeologists studying the remains discovered males, on average, got 50 per cent more of their protein from seafood compared with females
  • The city of Herculaneum and nearby Pompeii were destroyed by the volcano’s eruption in 79AD

Topic |   Archaeology and paleontology
The archaeological site of Herculaneum in Ercolano, near Naples, Italy with Mount Vesuvius in the background. Photo: AFP The archaeological site of Herculaneum in Ercolano, near Naples, Italy with Mount Vesuvius in the background. Photo: AFP
The archaeological site of Herculaneum in Ercolano, near Naples, Italy with Mount Vesuvius in the background. Photo: AFP
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