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Archaeologists find skeleton, evidence of Greek in Pompeii

Archaeologists in the ancient city of Pompeii have discovered a remarkably well-preserved skeleton during excavations of a tomb that also shed light on the cultural life of the city before it was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in AD 79. A skull bearing tufts of white hair and part of an ear, as well as […]


Archeologists find intact ceremonial chariot near Pompeii

Officials at the Pompeii archaeological site in Italy announced Saturday the discovery of an intact ceremonial chariot, one of several important discoveries made in the same area outside the park near Naples following an investigation into an illegal dig. The chariot, with its iron elements, bronze decorations and mineralized wooden remains, was found in the […]

Archaeologists unearth well-preserved ‘snack bar’ in Pompeii ruins

The city of Pompeii was buried in a devastating volcanic eruption in 79 AD, but archaeologists are still uncovering extraordinary structures in the region. On Saturday, they unveiled their latest discovery — an extremely well preserved ancient “snack bar.” The Thermopolium of Regio V would have been a shop where hot food is sold, the […]

Pompeii excavation unearths well-preserved bodies of wealthy man and slave

Mount Vesuvius erupted and destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii nearly 2,000 years ago, but archaeologists are still finding new artifacts from the tragic event. Their latest discovery includes two bodies that appear to belong to a wealthy individual and his slave. Officials at the archaeological park in Italy said Saturday that archaeologists have unearthed the skeletal […]