Every year, Pompeii reveals its secrets. This Tuesday, archaeologists discovered a remarkably preserved human skeleton. It will be the remnant of the former slave Marcus Venerius Secundio. It was found in a cemetery in the Negropolis of Porta Sarno, east of central Pompeii, in an area not yet open to the public.
“What is interestingGabriel Jugtrigal, Director of the Archaeological Site Marcus Venerius was buried in this tomb, at which time, during the last ten years of Pompey’s life, the elders were cremated. Only small children were buried. This is an unusual ritual. “
In some areas, The director continues, The body appears to be almost mummified. You can still see the remnants of hair and one ear.
The body is kept in a hermetic sealed chamber and the skeleton is in very good condition. “In some areas, The director continues, The body appears to be almost mummified. You can still see the remnants of hair and one ear.“
Pieces of cloth were also found. Experts will analyze them and human remains and try to determine if this exceptional protection was intentional.
It is very interesting because it tells us about the cultural environment of that time.
Former slave Venerius Secundio succeeded in gaining wealth and social status after his release. His inscription describes moments of his life. He is the guardian of the Temple of Venus. “But the interesting thing is that it is written that he performed for four days in Latin and Greek. Is it theater or music? We do not know, but this is the first clear evidence that performances in Greek took place in Pompeii.. We do not know. It is very interesting because it tells us about the cultural environment of that time. ”
After the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 BC the city of Pompeii was buried in ashes, mud and volcanoes. J.
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