Astonishing images of Roman slave quarters in Pompeii frozen in time for almost 2,000 years by volcanic eruption

In a dig close to Pompeii Archeological Park/Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, a "slaves' room was discovered. It contained beds, amphorae and ceramic pitchers.
A bedroom that was used to house slaves has been discovered by archaeologists in Pompeii's archaeological Park.

This room includes a bed, a chest, as well as a chamber pot.

According to the director of the park, this room is an "unique testimony" to an often unheard experience.

According to The Archaeological Park in Pompeii, a beautifully preserved room that was once occupied by slaves has been found in the ancient Roman city Pompeii.

The small room, which measures only 16m2, still has three beds. It also contains a chamber pot, a wooden chest with horse harnesses and a small window. The Guardian reported that a shaft from a chariot was also found. This suggests that slaves used the room to repair their master's vehicle.

One of the beds could have belonged to a baby.

Roman law ruled that slaves were property and did not have any legal identity.

One of the villa's beds was home to a chariot shaft. Pompeii Archeological Park/Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism/Handout via REUTERS

Archaeologists attribute the "incredible preservation of the room" to the massive eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the year AD 79 that destroyed the Roman city Pompeii.

Gabriel Zuchtriegel was the director-general for Pompeii's archaeological park. He praised the discoveries on the Pompeii site as a "window in to the precarious reality" of people who rarely appear in historical sources.

He said that the discovery was "exceptional" as well as "it is certain one of my most exciting discoveries during the course of my career as an archaeologist."

An archaeologist works in a "slaves' room," which was discovered in a Roman villa close to Pompeii. It was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in Italy in 79 AD. Pompeii Archeological Park/Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism/Handout via REUTERS

Zuchtriegel stated, "The true treasure is the human experience in this case, which is the most vulnerable members ancient society,"

In a dig near Pompeii, an ancient Roman city, was discovered a "slaves' room. It contained beds, amphorae and ceramic pitchers. In a dig close to Pompeii, an ancient Roman city, was discovered a "slaves' room. It contained beds, amphorae and ceramic pitchers.

The Civita Giuliana Villa, located outside of the Pompeii City Walls, was excavated for the first time in 2017. Since then, many amazing finds, including a ceremonial horse and a stable, have been discovered.

The Archaeological Park of Pompeii team was able, in November 2020 to use the remains of human life at Villa and make replica plaster casts of two people who had died in the Vesuvius eruption.

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Two bodies, believed to be master and slave, were discovered during this expedition.

Insider's Rachel Hosie tells the whole story.

Pompeii's ruins were discovered for the first time in 16th century. More than 1,500 of the approximately 2,000 victims have been located.

Two men were killed in the eruption at Pompeii in 79 AD. Luigi Spina/Reuters

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