The discovery allows the life of a segment of the population to be delineated “little representation in sources”.
archaeological site of Pompeii (Southern Italy) Never ceases to amaze. This Saturday. announced the discovery of Many apartments typical of “middle class” with cabinets full of closed objects from the explosion that devastated the city two millennia ago.
Director of Archaeological Park Dr. Gabriel’s Breeding Bar, A statement explained that the discovery of these furnished rooms provided information about Pompeii’s middle and lower classes, “most of its population but underrepresentation in the sources”.
The excavator revolves around which . is referred to as lararium house, A magnificent sacred space that saw the light in 2018, and experts have now entered four rooms, two of which are on the first floor and two others on the ground floor, at street level.
inside they are exposed lots of furniture and items Which allows Pompeian to portray the life of the “middle class” at a time when everything came to an end, when the Vesuvius volcano erupted in the year 79 AD, burying this Roman colony for nearly two millennia.
In one room, plain and with clay floor, Perhaps a pantry, a cupboard with five shelves and two meters high appeared that still preserves everyday items such as vAsos, plates, ceramics, small containers and amphora.
closet E. is inexactly where it was occupied at the time of the explosion And it is partially broken because the roof of the house has collapsed due to the weight of the pyroplastic material.
Experts will continue investigation what the ashes hide On its lower edges, gently to protect it.
bed, table and trunk
In another small room that has no decorations on its walls, you can see a simple bed with part of its pillows, along with a three-legged table. top a glass and an open trunk, as it is believed to have been emptied by its owner while escaping the fire.
The bed type found last year in the slave room of the “Civita Giuluana” villa, which is free of any decorations, Detachable and without mattress, Only with a net of ropes.
was found inside the trunk a small ceramic plate used for eating and an oil lamp illustration with a bas-relief god zeus turn into an eagle
In another room on the first floor another cupboard with plates and glasses has been found for domestic use, A bronze basin and a “perfume burner” Or “perfumer” in an optimal state of protection.
“The Roman Empire had a broad swath of the population who fought for their social status (…), a Weaker sections in political crises and famines But ambitious when it comes to climbing socially,” Zuchtriegl explained.
That is why it is believed that the inhabitants of Casa del Larario lived with the same prosperity ambition. Although some rooms appear decorated and some have valuables, in others wooden furniture has appeared. “extremely simple”.
a wonderful decoration
“We do not know the inhabitants of the house, but certainly holiday culture On which the wonderful decoration of the courtyard is inspired, represents a future they dreamed of and not a living reality”, explained the site director.
Culture Minister, Dario Franceschini, Celebrated the news: “Pompeii never ceases to amaze and has a beautiful story of recovery, proof that if Italy works as a team and invests in young people, research and Innovations achieve extraordinary results”.