Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures

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Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures

Post by Minimalist » Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:37 am

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56222992
Pompeii: Archaeologists unveil ceremonial chariot discovery

Archaeologists in Italy have unveiled a ceremonial chariot they discovered near the ancient Roman city of Pompeii.

The four-wheeled carriage was found near a stable where three horses were uncovered back in 2018.

Experts believe it was likely used in festivities and parades, with the find described as "exceptional" and "in an excellent state of preservation".
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Re: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures

Post by Simon21 » Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:28 pm

This is certainly a great and interesting discovery. The only fly in the ointment is the designation. Surely four wheels is a cart or coach not a chariot. But clearly there is much still to be found at Pompeii, if it is not robbed out first. There is still the great mystery of why a precious chunky amethyst necklace was found in a sewer drain.

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Re: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures

Post by Minimalist » Tue May 11, 2021 8:22 am

Herculaneum, this time.


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57055163

Vesuvius ancient eruption rescuer identified at Herculaneum, says expert
Archaeologists in Italy believe they have identified the body of a rescuer killed in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius almost 2,000 years ago.

The skeleton, originally thought to be an ordinary soldier, was among some 300 found at Herculaneum in the 1980s.

It is now thought he may have been a senior officer in the rescue mission launched by historian and naval commander Pliny the Elder.

"Identified" by function, not by name.
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Re: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures

Post by circumspice » Tue May 11, 2021 3:15 pm

I wonder why the archaeologists didn't consider all that 40 years ago? Nothing has changed... just the viewpoint of the researchers. Something I noticed is that the excavator is roughly the same height as the man whose remains he is excavating. (He's almost laying in the same prone position) I love it when an article has clear pics and/or diagrams with something included to show its relative size. (person, ruler, coin, etc) It gives a sense of perspective. If you see a pic of an object alone with nothing to give it perspective, you can't tell if it's tiny or huge or somewhere in between. (pet peeve of mine)
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Post by Minimalist » Tue May 11, 2021 8:41 pm

I agree completely. When someone posts a photo here and says, "anybody know what this is" I always ask them to put something in the photo for scale.

A ruler is nice.
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Re: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures

Post by Simon21 » Thu May 13, 2021 6:22 am

Is it not true that most of the skeletons on the Herculaneum sea front are male - leading to the assumption that they were trying to secure boats for their women and children sheltering in the boat sheds

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Re: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures

Post by Minimalist » Thu May 13, 2021 8:31 am

Quite so. Most of the skeletons in the vaults were women/children as I recall.
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Re: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures

Post by Simon21 » Thu May 13, 2021 9:34 am

There was a documentary on this. It focused in part on how some people's heads had exploded due to the vaporisation of their brains. There was even a graphic for those who didn't know what an exploding human cranium might look like.

This was followed by a BM exhibition which included a family group including a baby, all victims of the eruption. They were suffocated, the caption pointing out that the baby had adopted "boxers fists" indicating it was choking to death. The adults had writhed on the floor.

All for archaeology and all possible info must be gathered, but I could have done with a few simple words

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Re: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures

Post by Minimalist » Thu May 13, 2021 11:12 am

I believe I saw that video. The effects of a pyroclastic flow on the human body are pretty gruesome.
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