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New Discoveries In Pompeii Shed Light on Life of Middle and Low Class

Small furnished rooms with rare findings were discovered at the House of the Lararium in the ruins of Pompeii.

Nearly-Intact Pompeii Chariot Among the Greatest Archaeological Finds

The Pompeii chariot, once drawn by four horses as part of splendid ceremonies, was one of the greatest archaeological finds of the entire year of 2021 in the city destroyed nearly two thousand years ago in a cataclysmic volcanic...

2,000 Year Old Tortoise and its Egg Found in Latest Pompeii Discovery

Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a tortoise and its egg that was buried in volcanic ash after the eruption in 79 AD in Pompeii. The animal’s remains were found buried under the clay floor of a storehouse and probably...

Entire DNA of Pompeii Victim 2,000 Years Ago Sequenced by Scientists

For the first time, researchers have managed to sequence the entire DNA belonging to the remains of a man who died in Pompeii 2,000 years ago. Preserved by volcanic materials from the eruption of Vesuvius and analyzed with new scientific...

Pompeii Skeleton Proves Greek Culture Was Thriving in Ancient Rome

A skeleton discovered recently in Pompeii, the Roman city which was completely destroyed after the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD, proves that Greek culture was thriving in ancient Rome. The discovery was made in the necropolis of...

Experts Unearth Spectacular Street Food Shop in Pompeii, Italy

A fascinating discovery of a spectacular street food shop was made by archaeologists recently in Pompeii, southern Italy, a find which provides a peek into ancient food culture. Experts unearthed an entire food shop that sold ready-to-eat meals to passersby...

“House of Menander” in Pompeii Showcases Ancient Greek Themes

The House of Menander is one of the most spectacular of all of the many historical treasures of Pompeii. Owing its name to the Ancient Greek comedic playwright, it is one of the many splendid structures in the city...

Robots with Artificial Intelligence to Reconstruct Pompeii Frescoes

A robot fitted with artificial intelligence will be used to restore the stunning frescoes damaged in Pompeii nearly 2,000 years ago when Mt. Vesuvius erupted, leaving the ancient city blanketed in volcanic ash. After the volcano erupted, lava coursed down...

Archeologists Discover Slaves’ Room in Pompeii

A team of archaeologists working at the Archaeological Park of Pompeii on Monday has discovered the ruins of a room in which slaves once lived. Pompeii was an ancient Roman city that existed in what is currently known as Campania,...

Vesuvius Volcano Victim’s Skeleton Found in Herculaneum

The skeleton of a victim of the cataclysmic eruption of the Mt. Vesuvius volcano was found this week in Herculaneum, near Pompeii, representing the first such find in over 25 years. Like its larger sister town, Herculaneum was also destroyed...