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Four-wheeled ceremonial chariot was discovered outside Pompeii walls

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Four-wheeled ceremonial chariot was discovered outside Pompeii walls
Four-wheeled ceremonial chariot was discovered outside Pompeii walls

The amazing discovery was made in the suburban villa of Civita Giuliana, just north of Pompeii. The find is a Roman four-wheeled beautifully decorated chariot that was probably used during the procession. The object, as well as the whole city, was buried by Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE.

Among others, iron elements, beautiful bronze and tin decorations, mineralized wood residues and traces of organic materials (remnants of flower decorations). The chariot was in the portico of the house. Interestingly, in 2018, in the stable belonging to this building, the remains of three horses were found, still in the harness.

The chariot could be used for festivals or processions. The preserved medallions on the chariot show Eros, and numerous elements suggest that the object could be used, for example, during marriage rituals, for example to lead the bride to her new home.

According to the researchers, the chariot miraculously survived not only from destruction, but also from looting by illegal treasure hunters, who dug numerous tunnels in the near distance.

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