Michael Oberdorfer Posted January 24, 2020 Share Posted January 24, 2020 The Washington Post reports that the re-examination of the ancient remains of a man caught in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, showed that his brain tissue vitrified, or turned to glass. Evidently the heat of the volcanic explosion was so intense that the brain tissue liquified and changed to glass following rapid cooling. This curiosity was originally published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Is anyone aware of any other instance of this phenomenon? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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