Pompeii's Grand Baths Unearthed

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Pompeii's Grand Baths Unearthed

Post by Minimalist » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:57 pm

Under construction at the time of the eruption.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/pompei ... n-tragedy/
Pompeii’s grand baths unveiled, with hidden tragedy
Magnificent thermal baths designed to be the jewel of Pompeii but destroyed by a volcanic eruption before they could be completed opened to visitors for the first time on Monday after a painstaking excavation.

Marble pillars and blocks lie where they were abandoned when the city was submerged by a pyroclastic flow from Mount Vesuvius in the 79 AD disaster.

But excavators also found a victim of the disaster, the skeleton of a child who had sought shelter there in vain.
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Re: Pompeii's Grand Baths Unearthed

Post by Minimalist » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:05 pm

Great work, boys.

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/pompei ... treasures/
Pompeii restoration unearths ‘surprise’ treasures
Vivid frescoes and never-before-seen inscriptions were among the treasures unearthed in a massive years-long restoration of the world-famous archeological site Pompeii that came to a close Tuesday.

The painstaking project saw an army of workers reinforce walls, repair collapsing structures and excavate untouched areas of the sprawling site, Italy’s second most visited tourist destination after Rome’s Colosseum.
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Re: Pompeii's Grand Baths Unearthed

Post by Simon21 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:40 am

Certainly a wonderful discovery.

The apparent fact that the bathwater was not changed and visitors with weeping sores etc were allowed in makes one think they were better as spectacle than therapy.

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Re: Pompeii's Grand Baths Unearthed

Post by Minimalist » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:04 pm

People were generally dead by the time they were 25 anyway. I guess no one noticed.
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Re: Pompeii's Grand Baths Unearthed

Post by Simon21 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:32 pm

That's an average figure Romans could live for quite some time

I think they drew the line at leaving bodies in the baths

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Re: Pompeii's Grand Baths Unearthed

Post by Minimalist » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:16 pm

Yeah....I imagine that in the midst of an eruption some of the social niceties got overlooked.
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Re: Pompeii's Grand Baths Unearthed

Post by Simon21 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:52 am

And some of the unniceties - wasn't a horde of jewellery found in a foodstall (presumed - there is no evidence for any type of fire) thought to have been looted from a house the owners had fled from?

More wierd is the magnificent amber necklace found in sewer drain - again presumed to have been thrown there by a thief.

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