News (Ancient) Rome metro excavations unearth 3rd-century 'Pompeii-like scene'

By Bestiola, in 'Latin Culture', Jul 26, 2017.

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    Digging for Rome’s new underground network has unearthed the charred ruins of an early 3rd-century building and the 1,800-year-old skeleton of a crouching dog that apparently perished in the same blaze that caused the structure to collapse.

    Archaeologists said on Monday that they had made the discovery on 23 May while examining a 10-metre (33-foot) hole bored near the city’s ancient Aurelian walls as part of construction work for the Metro C line.

    The culture ministry described the finds as “A Pompeii-like scene”evokingcomparisons with the inhabitants trapped by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD preserved where they died in its ashes.

    Experts say the ruins might be from an aristocrat’s home at the foot of the nearby Celian Hill or from a nearby military barracks that had been explored in other excavations for the subway line.

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    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...ations-unearth-3rd-century-pompeii-like-scene

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