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A view of a chariot, with its iron elements, bronze decorations and mineralized wooden remains, that was found in Civita Giuliana, north of Pompeii. Officials at the Pompeii archaeological site near Naples on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, announced the first-ever discovery of an intact ceremonial chariot, one of several important discoveries made in the same area outside the park following an investigation into an illegal dig. (AP)

Almost perfectly preserved ancient ceremonial carriage unearthed near Pompeii

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 12:15 AM IST
The almost perfectly preserved four-wheeled carriage made of iron, bronze and tin was found near the stables of an ancient villa at Civita Giuliana.
Archeologists uncover an ancient ceremonial carriage in a dig near the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, destroyed in 79 AD in volcanic eruption, Italy,(Reuters)
Archeologists uncover an ancient ceremonial carriage in a dig near the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, destroyed in 79 AD in volcanic eruption, Italy,(Reuters)

Archaeologists uncover ancient ceremonial carriage near Pompeii

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 06:52 PM IST
Pompeii, 23 km (14 miles) southeast of Naples, was home to about 13,000 people when it was buried under ash, pumice pebbles and dust as it endured the force of an eruption equivalent to many atomic bombs.
Archeological findings are displayed at the museum Antiquarium in Pompeii, southern Italy, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (Decades after suffering bombing and earthquake damage, Pompeii's museum is back in business, showing off exquisite finds from excavations of the ancient Roman city. Officials of the archaeological park of the ruins of the city destroyed in 79 A.D. by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius inaugurated the museum on Monday. (AP)
Archeological findings are displayed at the museum Antiquarium in Pompeii, southern Italy, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (Decades after suffering bombing and earthquake damage, Pompeii's museum is back in business, showing off exquisite finds from excavations of the ancient Roman city. Officials of the archaeological park of the ruins of the city destroyed in 79 A.D. by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius inaugurated the museum on Monday. (AP)

Pompeii's museum reborn to show off intriguing finds from excavation site

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:55 AM IST
The Antiquarium's displays also document Pompeii's history as a settlement several centuries before it became a flourishing Roman city.
Frescoes on an ancient counter discovered during excavations in Pompeii, Italy, are seen in this handout picture released December 26, 2020. Pompeii Archaeological Park/Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism.(REUTERS)
Frescoes on an ancient counter discovered during excavations in Pompeii, Italy, are seen in this handout picture released December 26, 2020. Pompeii Archaeological Park/Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism.(REUTERS)

Archaeologists excavate fast-food centres in Pompeii

ROME | By Associated Press | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 10:14 AM IST
Pompeii Archaeological Park’s longtime chief, Massimo Osanna said Saturday that while some 80 such fast-foods have been found at Pompeii.
The front of the counter was decorated with brightly coloured frescoes, some depicting animals that were part of the ingredients in the food sold, such as a chicken and two ducks hanging upside down.(REUTERS)
The front of the counter was decorated with brightly coloured frescoes, some depicting animals that were part of the ingredients in the food sold, such as a chicken and two ducks hanging upside down.(REUTERS)

Archaeologists uncover ancient street food shop in Pompeii

Rome | By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 10:25 PM IST
Known as a termopolium, Latin for hot drinks counter, the shop was discovered in the archaeological park’s Regio V site. Traces of nearly 2,000-year-old food were found in some of the deep terra cotta jars containing hot food which the shop keeper lowered into a counter with circular holes.
The casts of what are believed to have been a rich man and his male slave fleeing the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago, are seen in what was an elegant villa on the outskirts of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii destroyed by the eruption in 79 A.D., where they were discovered during recent excavations, Pompeii archaeological park officials said Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020.(AP)
The casts of what are believed to have been a rich man and his male slave fleeing the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago, are seen in what was an elegant villa on the outskirts of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii destroyed by the eruption in 79 A.D., where they were discovered during recent excavations, Pompeii archaeological park officials said Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020.(AP)

Bodies of two men trying to escape volcanic eruption in Pompeii nearly 2,000 years ago excavated

ROME | By Associated Press | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 10:24 AM IST
The remains of the two victims, lying next to each other on their backs, were found in a layer of gray ash at least 2 meters (6.5 feet) deep.
Tourists from across the world flock daily to Italy to marvel at its art-filled cathedrals and Roman ruins.(Unsplash)
Tourists from across the world flock daily to Italy to marvel at its art-filled cathedrals and Roman ruins.(Unsplash)

World tourist trap Italy turns into a coronavirus no-go zone

Rome | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 10:55 AM IST
Tourists from across the world flock daily to Italy to marvel at its art-filled cathedrals and Roman ruins. But the rolling hills of Tuscany and the ancient city of Pompeii have looked almost abandoned since the coronavirus pandemic turned the Mediterranean country into a strict no-go zone.
Colosseum, Rome (Representational image)(Unsplash)
Colosseum, Rome (Representational image)(Unsplash)

A ‘sorcerer’s treasure trove’ of artefacts has been found in Pompeii

Rome | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 10:01 AM IST
Archaeologists working in the buried Roman city of Pompeii said they have uncovered a “sorcerer’s treasure trove” of artefacts, including good-luck charms, mirrors and glass beads.
Graffiti on the walls of the Octagonal Royal Ladies’ bath at Hampi(Shekhar Gupta)
Graffiti on the walls of the Octagonal Royal Ladies’ bath at Hampi(Shekhar Gupta)

Mourn the destruction of India’s Pompeii or Babylon

By Shekhar Gupta
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 11:53 PM IST
Despite being a World Heritage Site, Hampi has suffered tremendously at the hands of latter-day invaders
Kit Harington attends The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle Party during 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at Four Seasons Hotel on September 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.(AFP)
Kit Harington attends The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle Party during 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at Four Seasons Hotel on September 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.(AFP)

Game of Thrones has finished shooting but Kit Harington is still maintaining the Jon Snow look. Here’s why

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent, Washington Dc
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2018 11:12 AM IST
Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington has revealed why he has still not shaved his Jon Snow beard or cut his hair even when the show finished shooting a while ago.
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