Archaeologists find remains of pregnant tortoise in Pompeii

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Archaeologists in Pompeii have found the remains of a pregnant tortoise. It is believed that the tortoise had sought shelter in the wreckage of a house devastated by an earthquake in AD62. Unfortunately it appears that she was not able to find a safe place to lay her eggs, so she dies in the aftermath of the quake

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