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The skeletal remains of a young woman killed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. The skeleton, unearthed from the ruins of Herculaneum in 1982, was named the "Ring Lady" because of the emerald and ruby rings found on the woman's left hand. Two gold bracelets and gold earrings were also found by the woman's side.


Source: Scanned image from Vesuvius National Park newsletter Vesuvioinrete dated 5 July, 1995. This particular image, property of the Italian government, was taken during the first year of boathouse excavations in Herculaneum in 1982.

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