Astonishingly Preserved Roman Slave Quarters Unearthed in Pompeii After 2,000 Years

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.
Three beds were found in the 16m2 room. A chamber pot, three horse harnesses, and one window are also present. 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.

Beds, amphorae and ceramic pitchers were found in an excavation. (Pompeii Archeological Park/MiC/REUTERS)

Archaeologists attribute the "incredible preservation” of the room to the massive eruption of Mount Vesuvius, CE 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 "one of the most exciting discoveries in my career as an archaeologist."

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

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.

Floor plan of the rooms and stables. (AFP/Pompeii Archaeological Park/Handout)

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 there during the Vesuvius eruption.

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

Two men who were killed in the eruption at Pompeii in 79 CE are still alive. (Luigi Spina/Reuters

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 estimated 2,000 victims have been located.

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