Pompeii bargains bring unusual windows to the daily lives of slaves

Milan (AP) — Pompeii archaeologists excavating a villa in the ruins of a 79-year-old volcanic eruption that destroyed an ancient city, the room provides “a very rare insight into the daily life of slaves.” I found that I would do it.

Dario Franceschini, Minister of Culture of Italy, said the discovery was “an important discovery that enriched the knowledge of the daily life of the ancient Pompeis, especially the level of society that is still little known.”

According to officials at Pompeii Archaeological Park, the room was both a dormitory and a storage area. It was discovered in a villa in Civita Juliana on the outskirts of Pompeii, just a few steps from where it was discovered by archaeologists in January. The remains of a well-preserved ceremonial tank.

In a room with only one high window and no wall decoration, there are the remains of three beds made of wood. The beds are adjustable, two 1.7 meters (about 5 feet, 7 inches) and one only 1.4 (4 feet, 7 inches) meters, indicating that a family with children lived there. There is a possibility.

According to the Archaeological Park, a nearby wooden chest contained metal objects and fabrics that “looked like part of a horse’s harness.” There was also a wooden steering element for tanks.

Toilet bowls and other personal belongings are under the bed, and eight amphora (a type of container) are in the corner, suggesting a home storage area.

With panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea on the outskirts of the ancient Roman city, the villa is considered one of Pompeii’s most important recent discoveries. It was discovered in 2017 after police encountered an illegal tunnel dug by a alleged predator.

Archaeologists have also found the remains of two skeletons. A wealthy man and his male slave, People attacked by volcanic ash trying to escape death.