The remains of a man trying to escape the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago werefound in Pompeii, Italy, this week,and the photographs have become a meme.
Why would people do this? Because the internet is a bad place.
Archaeologists believe the man was fleeing to safety, having managed to escape the first volcanic eruption, but was subsequently crushed by a large stone in the process. Theybelieve the stone was a door jamb, according to USA Today.
Additionally, archaeologists believe the man was around 35-years-old and suffering from a bone infection. His head has not yet been found.
As for what people are saying about this ancient marvel on Twitter, well, we’ll let you read for yourself:
Is this the oldest guy to become a meme?— ℜ𝔬𝔟𝔟𝔦𝔢 𝔏𝔢𝔣𝔣𝔢𝔩 (@robbieleffel) May 30, 2018
Wile E. Coyote's great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather.https://t.co/agvnDmlmII— James Surowiecki (@JamesSurowiecki) May 29, 2018
Me on the dailyhttps://t.co/3zsxlQZ9ou— Seb KILLED ME|Tom Hiddleston’s Penis |NSFR (@EmoWinchesterr) May 30, 2018
If the poor guy hadn’t already been dead, we’d have said these memes would’ve surely done the job.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.