A middle-class house located in Pompeii was made available and cleaned. The house is five-room and sheds more light on everyday middle-class life.
The discovery is not new, as the house was discovered in 2018, but only now has it been able to clean all the rooms. We had to wait until then, as the excavations were mainly focused on the stately villas of the upper classes, where there were naturally many more artifacts and cultural heritages of the ancient inhabitants. The finds include furniture and household items, a trunk, a wooden cupboard with remnants of dishes, three-legged tables, a bed frame, a cradle-shaped censer and the most interesting thing – a lamp depicting Zeus transforming into an eagle.
In one of the rooms, archaeologists found no floor and unpainted walls – this may indicate a lack of money for the family who lived there. The house was modestly furnished, and the size of the house and the number of rooms tell us that it could not have belonged to the lowest class living in Pompeii.