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Toxic chemical found in Pompeii water pipe

Analysis of a lead water pipe from Pompeii has revealed toxic levels of the chemical element antimony. Toxic levels of antimony have been discovered in a water pipe from Pompeii, buried under the ash released from the fatal eruption of Vesuvius in the year 79 CE. The poisonous pipes may have

Monumental tomb found near Pompeii

A monumental tomb has been discovered in Porta Stabia, Italy. A brawl between gladiators that ended in tragedy, narrated by Tacitus, and a mysterious character that probably died in it is a 2,000-year-old mystery of Pompeii brought to light by a marble monumental tomb with the longest funerary epigraph ever found.

Pompeii house reconstructed in 3D

A team of researchers has virtually reconstructed a home in Pompeii which belonged to a wealthy banker. The city block the researchers scanned with hand-held laser scanners and a drone is called Insula V1, and was chosen because it was situated at the crossing of two of Pompeii's main thoroughfares. Because of

Human remains and coins found at Pompeii shop

The remains of four individuals as well as several gold coins have been found during excavations at a shop on the outskirts of Pompeii. The skeletons are those of young people, including an adolescent girl, who perished in the back of the shop near the ancient Roman town when Mount Vesuvius

CT Scans performed on Pompeii Victims

Researchers are employing the use of a CT Scanner to scan victims from Pompeii who died during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. “For sure, they ate better than we did,” orthodontist Elisa Vanacore said during a press conference in Pompeii on Tuesday, after analyzing some of the initial

4th-century B.C. tomb found at Pompeii

A pre-Roman tomb dating back 2,400 years has been found at the ancient city of Pompeii. The tomb dates to the time of the Samnites, an Italic people living in south-central Italy who fought against the Romans. It was found by surprise during a dig led by a French archaeological team

Villa of Mysteries restored at Pompeii

A two-year project to restore the Villa of Mysteries in Pompeii has finally come to an end. Italy unveiled the restored crown jewel of the ancient city of Pompeii on Friday, showing off a rare success story as it races to shore up the site marred by such mismanagement and neglect

Pompeii recreated in Lego

A Lego version of Pompeii has been built out of 190,000 blocks at Sydney University's Nicholson Museum. It’s the largest model of the ancient city ever constructed out of Lego blocks. There is a mix of ancient and modern elements within the model’s narrative; displaying Pompeii as it was at the