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Archaeologists in Pompeii find frescos of daffodils in "exceptional" condition

Time robbed Narcissus of his good looks, but through a volcanic eruption, nearly 2,000 years and many tons of ashes, his lover – his own reflection – looked back unflinchingly. On Thursday, the mythological figure of Narcissus re The public came from his seat on a wall in Pompeii, where archaeologists announced they had found a remarkably well-preserved fresco depicting …

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Ancient horse still found near ruins of Pompeii

Evidence of 2000-year-old horses near the ancient ruins of Pompeii was uncovered by archaeologists in Italy. During excavations in the stable of a property near today's Naples, the horses were uncovered. One, according to the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, was described with elaborate military harnesses, a type used for military parades, and bronze trimmings. The harness indicates that the evacuation …

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Petrified, pre-stressed hose in Pompeii owned by a military

Share this story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about A horse discovered in Pompeii that is petrified but still used could belong to a military general. The horses probably died from volcanic ash or boiling steam, according to an archaeological expert from Pompeii. Post to Facebook Sent A link has been sent to your …

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Petrified horse stays in the stable near Pompeii

An archeologist inspects the remains of a horse skeleton in Pompeii on Sunday. (Cesare Abbate / ANSA on AP) Archaeologists in Italy have uncovered the fossilized remains of several horses in the stable of an old villa in a suburb of Pompeii near the present-day city of Naples. Massimo Osanna told the Italian news agency ANSA that the horses were …

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Creepy Pompeii Discovery: The ancient city reveals a cruel mystery

The remains of skeletons found in the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, Wednesday, October 24, 2018. (Ciro Fusco / ANSA via AP) Archaeologists in the ancient city of Pompeii discovered the undisturbed skeletons of a small group of people sheltering from the devastating eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD The Roman city was destroyed after the eruption when Pompeii was …

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New Pompeii evidence rewrites Vesuvius history of eruption

One of the fossilized remains of a victim of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 BC A newly discovered inscription in Pompeii proves that the city was destroyed by Vesuvius after October 17, 79 AD, and not on August 24, as previously assumed, archaeologists said Tuesday. Recently, archaeologists discovered that a worker dated "the 16th day before the calendars of November", …

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Charcoal inscription shows changes to Pompeii eruption to date

ROME (Reuters) – The volcanic eruption that destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii was probably two months later than previously thought, Italian officials said Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Tourists look down on October 13, 2015 an ancient Roman cobblestone street on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii. REUTERS / Alessandro Bianchi / archival photo Historians have traditionally dated the …

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Volcanic eruption of Guatemala's buried bodies, as you saw in Pompeii

The death toll from the volcanic eruption in Guatemala is expected to reach hundreds as rescue workers laboriously seek to reach charred remains under ashes. The layers of ashes were knee deep in some places and underneath were the remains of those who could not escape the burning stone and ashes spewing from Volcan de Fuego. The name means "volcano …

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He threw the ashes that Pompeii buried, only to be crushed by a rock

The man, in his 30s, escaped the spectacular explosion of Vesuvius, which buried 79 AD in the Italian city of Pompeii. But he had a tibia infection that could have made walking difficult. Archaeologists say. While fleeing from the first raging outburst when the volcano came to life after more than 1,500 years, it did not get very far. The …

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