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Archaeologists claim to discover rooms occupied by Slaves in the villa of Pompeii dig

Mount Vesuvius’ is a point eruption that occurred almost 2000 years ago had engulfed the city of Pompeii located in its vicinity.

Archaeologists excavating around a Roman Villa dating back to approximately 79 AD, which had destroyed the entire city of Pompeii, discovered a room they believe to be housing a slave family who served the owners residing in the villa during the period.

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They further added on Saturday that this discovery would add to the understanding of the lives of the lower category of persons living during 79 AD.

Dario Franceschini heading the Culture Ministry of Italy stated that the discovery was significant in knowing the daily lives of this particular level of society as very few records were available earlier.

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The discovered room was used as a bedroom & a storage area. The villa in which the slave room was found is located in the suburban area of Civita Giuliana in Pompeii.

Earlier scientists had located well-preserved remains of a Chariot near the slave room, leading them to believe that these people referred to as slaves maintained the chariot.

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The room had one high window, was bare without any wall decorations & three wooden bed remainings covered with volcanic ash and stone.

The beds made out of wooden plates were adjustable, out of which two beds measured at 1.7 meters (approx 5 feet & 7 inches) and the remaining one measured at 1.4 meters (approx 4 feet & 7 inches), indicating that a family with a child resided in the room during that era.

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A wooden chest too was located nearby the beds.

It contained metallic objects and material believed to be made out of textile used to harness the horses.

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Nearby, a wooden element for steering too was found confirming that these slaves took care of the chariot & stables.

Personal items found under the beds like chamber pots and eight pieces of amphorae, which are containers used for storage of goods needed in the household.

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Two skeletal remains were uncovered, out of which one is believed to be a wealthy man of the villa & another is of the slave who was buried under the ash while trying to escape.

The villa itself held a view of the Mediterranean Sea that was discovered by the police when they found illegal tunnels dug out by looters allegedly in the year 2017.

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