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Date 08 Nov 2021 time 11:10

Archaeologists discover slave rooms in Pompeii Important evidence for the way of life of fragile groups in Roman times

AFP news agency reported that on Nov. 6, archaeologists discovered a “slave room” in a Roman mansion. or large villas in the Civita Juliana district on the outskirts of Pompeii. ancient roman city of italy which was blown up by Mount Vesuvius 2,000 years ago.

The room area is about 16 square meters, still in good condition. There is a small window to let in the light. Inside the room were three wooden beds, two of which were 170 centimeters long and the other 140 centimeters long, which archaeologists say may have been a bed for a child in a slave family.

There were also many personal belongings found under the bed. including ceramic jugs, jars and pots, as well as wooden chests containing metal and cloth items. It was believed to be a device used for harnessing the horses, which was the duty of the slaves to prepare and maintain the carriages.

The discovery comes nearly a year after the bodies of two men believed to be master and slave were discovered. One was a 40-year-old master and the other was his young slave.

Exploration of the villa in Chivita Juliana began four years ago, when objects were discovered. Many, including carriages for use in ceremonies. and a stable with the remains of 3 horses.

Gabriel Zuchtregel, director of the Pompeii Archaeological Park, said the discovery was a special discovery, although it did not contain any precious treasures. But this is a rare piece of evidence for the existence of the most vulnerable groups in ancient societies. Because before, history was often written by aristocratic groups.

“This is a window into reality that is rarely seen in historical sources… one of the most exciting discoveries of my life as an archaeologist.”

Pompeii was an ancient Roman city lost under volcanic ash. After Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, which spewed lava ash several meters thick. Later, it became a stone that enveloped the entire city. This made it possible to preserve the condition of the ancient city, including the bodies of the dead in the city.

Photo by Handout / POMPEI ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK / AFP

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