Pompeii

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    Spectacular New Frescoes Uncovered in Pompeii

    A spectacular banqueting room with elegant black walls, decorated with mythological characters and subjects inspired by the Trojan War, is one of the rooms recently brought to light during the excavations currently underway in insula (block) 10 of Regio IX at Pompeii and which is now completely visible in all its splendor. It provided a refined setting for entertainment during…

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    Preserved Building Site at Pompeii Reveals Roman Construction Techniques

    New information relating to Roman construction techniques is emerging from the ongoing excavations at the Archaeological Park of Pompeii. In the rooms of the ancient domus in Region IX,  insula 10 excavations are revealing important evidence of a building site in full swing: work tools, stacked tiles, bricks of tuff, and piles of lime. A New Insight Into Pompeii Builders According…

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    The Process of Roman Winemaking Investigated

    CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND—According to a report in The Charlotte Observer, Dimitri Van Limbergen of Ghent University and Paulina Komar of the University of Warsaw compared Roman dolia, a type of large, earthenware jar used to make, ferment, and store wine, with qvevri, a similar sort of vessel used in Georgia, where wine making dates back some 8,000 years. The process of…

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    Stolen Pompeii Artifact Is Recovered after 50 Years, Having Been Used As Decor

    A marble relief from the ancient city of Pompeii, believed to have been stolen, has been found in Belgium. This piece, dating back to around 62 AD, intricately portrays the devastating earthquake that befell Pompeii in the same year, capturing a moment of history, with the city’s gates crumbling. Rediscovery in Belgium: A Pompeian Marble Relief Unearthed The discovery was…

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    Pompeii Bakery Yields Evidence of Enslaved Workers

    ROME, ITALY—The Guardian reports that a small bakery equipped with windows blocked by iron bars has been uncovered in the Regio IX area of Pompeii. The remains of three people have been recovered from the structure, which may have been undergoing renovations when it was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. Markings on the floor of…

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    Brutal Bakery-Prison Operated by Slaves and Donkeys Found in Pompeii

    Archaeologists searching through excavated rubble at the site where Pompeii once stood in southern Italy recently discovered the remains of a small, cramped room with unique characteristics and a singular design. Found inside the walls of an elite dwelling in ancient Rome’s most famous doomed city, this room has now been identified as a home bakery, which featured an elaborate…

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