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Archaeologists Unearth Remains of Man That Tried to Reason With Volcano, Turned Out About Like You’d Expect

The expression "don't negotiate with terrorists" certainly didn't exist in sixth century Japan, but something more along the lines of not trying to reason with volcanoes is a likely possibility. Archaeologists uncovered the preserved remains of a man clad in armor, at a site they've dubbed the "Pompeii of Japan," who they believe died attempting to beseech an erupting volcano to maybe, y'know, not rain down fire and ash on his people. Going by what he was wearing at the time of his death, analysts guess that the man counted himself among the upper castes of Japanese society, though they're still debating whether he was an incredibly brave soul or just one of the many people throughout recorded history that have made huge mistakes.

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