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Discoveries and news in Rome

All the latest information about discoveries from the world of ancient Romans. I encourage you to let me know about any Roman news and to indicate any corrections or inaccuracies. I try to search for material everywhere, but it is natural that not everything will be noticed by me.

Plaster casts of bodies on new exhibition in Pompeii

A new exhibition has been opened in the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, where you can see four plaster casts of the bodies of the victims of Vesuvius up close. As park director Gabriel Zuchtriegel says: “The casts of the victims show us the agony of the people who died during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79”.

Plaster casts of bodies on new exhibition in Pompeii

13 terracotta figurines discovered in Pompeii

In December 2023, 13 terracotta figurines were discovered in Pompeii, which are approximately 15 cm high. They depict human figures, a walnut, an almond, a rooster’s head and, among others, pine cone. The objects were discovered in a vertical position on a horizontal surface, probably a shelf, which in turn hung 2 meters above the ground.

13 terracotta figurines discovered in Pompeii

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