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Read the paragraph and pick out the content points.

At Pompeii, volcanic ash had been the cause of a sort of preservation miracle. During the later phases of the eruption, this ash enveloped many of the victims and then solidified around them, leaving body-shaped cavities behind when the flesh decayed. Fiorelli was the first to realise the possibility that there were human remains buried in the ruins of the city, and that their impressions might have been left deep in the sandy covering of volcanic ash.

Once again, keep in mind that the question requires you to identify 3 key areas:

1.   The problems Fiorelli faced when he began his work.
2.   The methods he employed to restore the ancient city accurately.
3.   How he used the volcanic ash to produce his most dramatic discoveries.

>> Activity: Write down the content points from this paragraph.

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