Archaeologists discover ‘slaves’ room’ at Pompeii

Italy: Archaeologists have un-earthed a room at a villa just outside Pompeii which contains beds and other objects that throw light on how the ancient people of Pompeii went about their daily lives including the living conditions of slaves buried by the famous volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
The un-earthed room contained three wooden beds and a series of other objects including amphorae, ceramic pitchers and a chamber pot which are miraculously in a very good state. According to Dario Franceschini, Italy’s Culture Minister, This new excavation has played an important part in increasing our knowledge of the life of the Pompeians, especially about the slave, about which very little was known beforehand.
According to ancient Roman laws, the slave population were considered as objects rather than human beings and were denied of their basic rights.
The “slaves’ room” is located near to where a ceremonial carriage was discovered earlier this year, near the horse stables of an ancient villa located at Civita Giuliana, about 2,300 feet north of the walls of the ancient city of Pompeii.

Atop the beds, a wooden chest containing metal and fabric objects was discovered that could have been part of the horses’ harnesses, while on one bed a carriage shaft was found.

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