July 18, 2024



Where Pompeii’s slaves lived and died

Daily Mail UK

Archaeologists in Pompeii have discovered a room that officials say offers ‘a very rare insight into the daily life of slaves’ in the ancient Roman city.

The excavation of a villa in the ruins of the historic volcanic eruption revealed a cramped dormitory and storage room with adjustable Ikea-like beds. 

Italy‘s culture minister, Dario Franceschini, said the find was ‘an important discovery that enriches the knowledge of the daily life of ancient Pompeiians’ in particular the level of society of which ‘still little’ is known.

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