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The moment of discovery occurred in February 1863, when a workman accidentally made a hole in a mound at the site. Fiorelli noticed that there was a cavity of some sort. He ordered liquid plaster to be poured, into the cavity and given time to solidify. He had the surrounding ash removed, revealing a complete figure that was uncannily life-like. Eventually, he was responsible for many victims being uncovered by this technique, and people's fascination grew as the intimate details of Pompeii's tragic story were disclosed. The plaster casts fixed the terror and desperation of that long ago disaster in a kind of eternal present.


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.


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