Computer scans on the remains of Pompeii petrified victims reveal they were in ‘excellent’ health prior to being engulfed in volcanic ash. Even the condition of their teeth was to be envied. I don’t think I would fancy being one of the best looking petrified corpses in the graveyard, would you? I guess that what happens when you live the shadow of an active volcano! Great soil, premier water supply, but a short life expectancy!