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Visiting Italy? Check out this 'prison bakery' in ancient Roman city of Pompeii

Archaeologists discover 'prison bakery' in ancient Pompeii, the second most visited tourist destination in Italy after the Colosseum in Rome.

This handout picture by the Pompeii archaeological park, shows the Regio IX area of the site where a prison-bakery has been discovered. Visiting Italy? Check out this 'prison bakery' in ancient Roman city of Pompeii (AFP)
Published on Dec 10, 2023 02:14 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Pompeii discovery sheds light on life under slavery

Italy's Culture Ministry said details discovered in an excavated bedroom show conditions under which enslaved people had to live in Pompeii.

The furnishings of the room in Villa Civita Giuliana indicate that there may have been a hierarchy within the servants' quarters. (DW/Parco Archeologico di Pompei/dpa/picture alliance)
Published on Aug 21, 2023 01:40 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

A wall painting found in Pompeii doesn't depict Italy's iconic dish

The image is believed to be a focaccia covered with fruit, including pomegranate and possibly dates, finished with spices or a type of pesto, experts said.

This picture provided by the Pompeii Archaeological Park shows the wall of an ancient Pompeian house with a fresco depicting a table with food. The fresco was found in the atrium of a house in Insula 10 of Regio IX under excavation, to which a bakery was annexed, already partially explored between 1888 and 1891 and whose investigations were resumed last January. (Pompeii Archaeological Park via AP)
Published on Jun 29, 2023 12:39 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Milan

2,000-year-old statue of Greek god Eros discovered in Italy

According to the Italian culture ministry officials, these new findings would shine new light on what religious life was like in an ancient city.

A statue of Eros, the Greek god of love and sex, riding a dolphin was discovered during the excavations.(AP)
Published on Apr 17, 2023 08:44 PM IST

In rare find, archaeologists discover 2000-year-old ‘slave room’ in Italian city

The little room with three beds, a ceramic pot and a wooden chest was discovered during a dig at the Villa of Civita Giuliana, a suburban villa just a few hundred metres from the rest of the ancient city of Pompeii.

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Published on Nov 06, 2021 09:00 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Almost perfectly preserved ancient ceremonial carriage unearthed near Pompeii

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.

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)
Published on Feb 28, 2021 12:15 AM IST
Reuters |

Archaeologists uncover ancient ceremonial carriage near Pompeii

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.

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)
Published on Feb 27, 2021 06:52 PM IST
Reuters |

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

The Antiquarium's displays also document Pompeii's history as a settlement several centuries before it became a flourishing Roman city.

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)
Published on Jan 27, 2021 11:55 AM IST
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