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Archeologists find intact ceremonial chariot near Pompeii

Archeologists find intact ceremonial chariot near Pompeii

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Officials at the Pompeii archaeological site in Italy have announced the discovery of an intact ceremonial chariot, one of several important discoveries made outside the park following an investigation into an illegal digBy COLLEEN BARRY Associated PressFebruary 27, 2021, 5:35 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMILAN -- 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 ruins of a settlement north of Pompeii, beyond the walls of the ancient city, parked in ...
Pompeii inscription rewrites volcanic eruption history

Pompeii inscription rewrites volcanic eruption history

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An inscription discovered on a house in the ruins of Pompeii suggests the city was destroyed by a volcanic eruption two months later than currently believed. Historians have dated the eruption of Mount Vesuvius to 24 August 79 AD, based on contemporary writings and archaeological finds.But a newly discovered writing on the wall of a house suggests the city was destroyed after "the 16th day before the calends of November", meaning 17 October, rather than in August.The head of archaeology for the site, Massimo Osanna, told Italian media that the inscription had been recently discovered - and it is the latest evidence that the 24 August suggestion is wrong. Image: It was one of the most devastating eruptions in European history ...