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“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...

Nearly-Intact Pompeii Chariot One of 2021’s 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 2000 years ago in a cataclysmic volcanic eruption....

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...

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 with provides a peek into ancient food culture. Experts unearthed an entire food shop that sold ready-to-eat meals to passersby,...

Pompeii Skeleton Proves Greek Culture Was Thriving in Ancient Rome

A skeleton discovered this week 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...

Archaeologists Uncover Two Well Preserved Bodies at Pompeii

Archaeologists announced Friday that they have discovered the perfectly preserved bodies of two men who died together at a villa just outside of Pompeii nearly 2,000 years ago. The men were relatively young when they were killed after Mt. Vesuvius...

Ancient Fresco Portraying Greek Myth Unveiled in Pompeii, Italy

Italian authorities recently unveiled to the public an ancient fresco depicting a famous Greek myth in Pompeii, the Roman city which was completely destroyed after the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano in 79 AD. The fresco, which was first discovered...

New Exhibit on History of Santorini and Pompeii Opens in Rome

Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni and her Italian counterpart Dario Franceschini on Thursday opened an exhibition called "Pompeii and Santorini: Eternity in a Day (L'eternità in un giorno)" at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome. According to a statement from...