Remember this awesome photo from about a month ago that allegedly showed some Roman dude who was lucky enough to survive the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. but died when this giant boulder crushed his skull?

Yeah … that was FAKE NEWS, too:

The working theory at this point is that the giant rock crushed the skeleton much later in time. From the New York Times:

The team thinks the upper part of the man’s torso became separated from the lower half sometime from 1748 and 1815 when Naples was under the control of the Bourbon dynasty. During this time, archaeologists often dug tunnels into the ash. Dr. Osanna and his team thinks the excavators may have dug a tunnel beneath the skeleton which eventually collapsed, causing the skull and upper torso to fall.

And this is why we can’t have nice things.

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