Archaeologists discover 2000-year-old ‘slave room’ at Pompeii, Italy


Source:HindustanTimes 

Archaeologists Havana the remains of a slave room at a roman villa in Pompei Italy, the room containing three beds. One window was excavated in a villa buried by the 79 a.


d volcanic eruptions officials say it offers a very rare insight into the daily lives of slaves. In the ancient city, take a look Pompeii archaeologists made the discovery of what they term as an Exceptionally rare, find at a roman villa destroyed by mount Vesuvius's eruption. Nearly two thousand years ago, the little room with three beds, a ceramic pot, and a wooden chest - was discovered during an excavation of chivita Juliana, a suburban villa, just a few hundred meters from the rest of the ancient city.


We can imagine the servants and slaves who worked in the surrounding areas coming to sleep here at night. Two of the Beds are bigger at 1. 70 meters, so probably for adults, and one is smaller at about 1.40 meters, presumably for a child. So the room was perhaps for a small family of slaves, but we are not sure the beds were made of several roughly whacked wooden planks, which could be adjusted according to the height of the person who used them. The webbed bases of the beds were made of ropes covered by blankets, are two were around 1.7 meters long, One measured just 1. 4 meters and may therefore have belonged to a child. The archaeological park said the three slaves may have been a family.


They, the materials used for the beds, are perishable. So thanks to the technique of casts, which involves filling the voids with plaster, we can now see all the details of the objects. We can even see the ropes, the leather, and the iron elements as they were.


The excavation is part of a program launched in 2017, aimed at fighting illegal activity in the area, including tunnel digging to reach artifacts that can be sold on illicit markets. The villa of chivita Juliana had been the target of systematic looting for years. There was evidence some of the archaeological heritage in this so-called slave room had also been lost to looters.


This is an exceptional insight into the life and daily work of a part of the Ancient population that is little known from official sources, which are almost always from the point of view of the elites. In this case, we are seeing the life of slaves, servants, people of a very low social status, Pompeii was buried in ash when mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 a. d killing those who hadn't managed to leave the city in time.


They were either crushed by collapsing buildings or killed by thermal shock Bureau report.

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