The house of a rich man who lived in the ancient city of Pompeii before being buried by ashes

Archaeologists have discovered new findings in the home of a rich man who lived in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, which was buried by ash and rocks after the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Archaeologists have excavated the house of a man "wealthy and cultured" who lived in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, which was buried by ash and rocks thrown by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 d.

Mount Vesuvius, on the west coast of Italy, is the only active volcano in continental Europe and is believed to be one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world.

The eruption yielded a lethal combination of toxic sulfurous gas and hundreds of tons of volcanic ash that buried the cities of Pompeii, Oplontis and Stabiae during the night.

The seismic activity of Vesuvius also triggered a flow of deadly mud, erasing the ancient city of Herculaneum

Conservation work is underway and new findings have been discovered in a private house known as the "House of Jupiter" (Casa di Giove) in the part of Regio V of the ancient city.

The house was partially excavated between the 18th and 19th centuries, but archaeologists have discovered even more frescoes and ornamented remains that give us an idea of ​​everyday life thousands of years ago.

The 2,000-year-old works of art are in good condition, despite having survived one of the most devastating volcanic eruptions in written history.

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Archaeologists have discovered new findings in the home of a rich man who lived in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, which was buried by ash and rocks after the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Archaeologists have discovered new findings in the home of a rich man who lived in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, which was buried by ash and rocks after the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

The name of the house comes from a small image representing Jupiter found in a sanctuary placed in the garden.

It is believed that it belongs to a rich and educated man and is decorated in the first Roman style (primo stile pompeiano).

The house has a central atrium surrounded by several rooms decorated with faux marble painted in bright shades of red, yellow and green.

"The rooms at the back, reserved for the family, had been restored with a more contemporary decoration," said the director of the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, Massimo Osanna.

Traces of fire were found in an adjacent house that had blackened the wall with frescoes.

Osanna told the Italian news ANSA: "The domus had a vintage decoration in the first Pompeian style.

"The owner must have been rich and educated, aware of the value of painting."

During the conservation work, new findings were discovered in a private house called the "House of Jupiter" (Casa di Giove), the part of Regio V of the ancient city. In the photo, an archaeologist during excavations on the site

During the conservation work, new findings were discovered in a private house called the "House of Jupiter" (Casa di Giove), the part of Regio V of the ancient city. In the photo, an archaeologist during excavations on the site

During the conservation work, new findings were discovered in a private house called the "House of Jupiter" (Casa di Giove), the part of Regio V of the ancient city. In the photo, an archaeologist during excavations on the site

The discovery has been hailed as a "complete novelty", and the Italian Ministry of Culture hopes that they can be restored and open to the public

The discovery has been hailed as a "complete novelty", and the Italian Ministry of Culture hopes that they can be restored and open to the public

The discovery has been hailed as a "complete novelty", and the Italian Ministry of Culture hopes that they can be restored and open to the public

Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, burying the cities of Pompeii, Oplontis and Stabiae under ashes and rock fragments, and the city of Herculaneum under a flow of mud

Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, burying the cities of Pompeii, Oplontis and Stabiae under ashes and rock fragments, and the city of Herculaneum under a flow of mud

Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, burying the cities of Pompeii, Oplontis and Stabiae under ashes and rock fragments, and the city of Herculaneum under a flow of mud

The house was already partially excavated between the 18th and 19th centuries, but archaeologists have discovered even more frescoes and ornate remains that give us an idea of ​​everyday life

The house was already partially excavated between the 18th and 19th centuries, but archaeologists have discovered even more frescoes and ornate remains that give us an idea of ​​everyday life

The house was already partially excavated between the 18th and 19th centuries, but archaeologists have discovered even more frescoes and ornate remains that give us an idea of ​​everyday life

  An avalanche of hot ashes, rocks and poisonous gas rushed down the side of the volcano at 124 mph (199kph), burying victims and remains of everyday life

  An avalanche of hot ashes, rocks and poisonous gas rushed down the side of the volcano at 124 mph (199kph), burying victims and remains of everyday life

An avalanche of hot ashes, rocks and poisonous gas rushed down the side of the volcano at 124 mph (199kph), burying victims and remains of everyday life

It is said that the eruptions of Pompeii are "exceptional" and it is believed that the number of deaths exceeds 10,000

It is said that the eruptions of Pompeii are "exceptional" and it is believed that the number of deaths exceeds 10,000

It is said that the eruptions of Pompeii are "exceptional" and it is believed that the number of deaths exceeds 10,000

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT VESUVIUS AND THE DESTRUCTION OF POMPEII?

What happened?

Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, burying the cities of Pompeii, Oplontis and Stabiae under ashes and rock fragments, and the city of Herculaneum under a flow of mud.

Mount Vesuvius, on the west coast of Italy, is the only active volcano in continental Europe and is believed to be one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world.

All residents died instantly when the southern Italian city was hit by a pyroclastic surge of 500 ° C.

Pyroclastic flows are a dense collection of hot gases and volcanic materials that flow down the side of an erupting volcano at high speed.

They are more dangerous than lava because they travel faster, at speeds of around 450 mph (700 km / h), and at temperatures of 1,000 ° C.

An administrator and poet named Pliny the Younger saw the disaster unfold from a distance.

The letters describing what he saw were found in the sixteenth century.

His writing suggests that the eruption caught the attention of the residents of Pompeii.

Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, burying the cities of Pompeii, Oplontis and Stabiae under ashes and rock fragments, and the city of Herculaneum under a flow of mud

Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, burying the cities of Pompeii, Oplontis and Stabiae under ashes and rock fragments, and the city of Herculaneum under a flow of mud

Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, burying the cities of Pompeii, Oplontis and Stabiae under ashes and rock fragments, and the city of Herculaneum under a flow of mud

He said that a column of smoke "like a pine umbrella" rose from the volcano and made the surrounding cities as black as night.

People ran for their lives with torches, shouting and some crying while the rain of ash and pumice fell for several hours.

While the eruption lasted about 24 hours, the first pyroclastic surges began at midnight, causing the collapse of the volcano's column.

An avalanche of hot ashes, rocks and poisonous gases rushed down the side of the volcano at 124 mph (199kph), burying victims and remnants of everyday life.

Hundreds of refugees sheltering in the vaulted arcades on the coast of Herculaneum, grabbing their jewels and money, were killed instantly.

The Orto dei fuggiaschi (The Garden of the Fugitives) shows the 13 bodies of the victims who were buried by the ashes when they tried to flee from Pompeii during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD

The Orto dei fuggiaschi (The Garden of the Fugitives) shows the 13 bodies of the victims who were buried by the ashes when they tried to flee from Pompeii during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD

The Orto dei fuggiaschi (The Garden of the Fugitives) shows the 13 bodies of the victims who were buried by the ashes when they tried to flee from Pompeii during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD

As people fled from Pompeii or hid in their homes, their bodies were covered by blankets from the surge.

Although Plinio did not calculate how many people died, it was said that the event was "exceptional" and it is believed that the number of deaths exceeds 10,000.

What have they found?

This event ended the life of the cities, but at the same time it conserved them until the rediscovery by the archaeologists almost 1700 years later.

The excavation of Pompeii, the industrial center of the region and Herculaneum, a small spa, has provided an incomparable view of Roman life.

Archaeologists are continually discovering more of the city covered with ashes.

In May, archaeologists discovered an alley of large houses, with balconies mostly intact and still in their original tonalities.

A plaster of a dog, from the House of Orpheus, Pompeii, 79 d. C. It is believed that around 30,000 people died in chaos, with bodies that are still discovered to this day.

A plaster of a dog, from the House of Orpheus, Pompeii, 79 d. C. It is believed that around 30,000 people died in chaos, with bodies that are still discovered to this day.

A plaster of a dog, from the House of Orpheus, Pompeii, 79 d. C. It is believed that around 30,000 people died in chaos, with bodies that are still discovered to this day.

Some of the balconies even had amphoras, the conical-shaped terracotta vases that were used to contain wine and oil in Roman times.

The discovery has been hailed as a "complete novelty", and the Italian Ministry of Culture hopes that they can be restored and open to the public.

The upper tents have rarely been found among the ruins of the ancient city, which was destroyed by an eruption of the Vesuvius volcano and buried under six meters of ash and volcanic debris.

It is believed that around 30,000 people died in chaos, and even today bodies are discovered.

Mr. Osanna also said that the site is the largest excavation in the unexplored area of ​​the ancient city in the post-war period.

Within the misfortunes of the wretched "House of Jupiter", archaeologists found an impressive collection of terracotta lion heads, coins, glass objects and tiles stamped with trademarks.

The scientists also excavated the area around the house, unearthing the nearby pavement and an adjacent alley.

Mr. Ossana says that the excavation project will continue until 2020.

Hundreds of refugees sheltering in the vaulted arcades on the coast of Herculaneum, grabbing their jewels and money, were killed instantly. The photo shows volcanic debris found in the new site

Hundreds of refugees sheltering in the vaulted arcades on the coast of Herculaneum, grabbing their jewels and money, were killed instantly. The photo shows volcanic debris found in the new site

Hundreds of refugees sheltering in the vaulted arcades on the coast of Herculaneum, grabbing their jewels and money, were killed instantly. The photo shows volcanic debris found in the new site

While the eruption lasted about 24 hours, the first pyroclastic surges began at midnight, causing the collapse of the volcano's column

While the eruption lasted about 24 hours, the first pyroclastic surges began at midnight, causing the collapse of the volcano's column

While the eruption lasted about 24 hours, the first pyroclastic surges began at midnight, causing the collapse of the volcano's column

The name of the house comes from a small image representing Jupiter found in a sanctuary placed in the garden. It was believed that it belonged to a rich and educated man and is decorated in the first Roman style (primo stile pompeiano)

The name of the house comes from a small image representing Jupiter found in a sanctuary placed in the garden. It was believed that it belonged to a rich and educated man and is decorated in the first Roman style (primo stile pompeiano)

The name of the house comes from a small image representing Jupiter found in a sanctuary placed in the garden. It was believed that it belonged to a rich and educated man and is decorated in the first Roman style (primo stile pompeiano)

It is believed that around 30,000 people died in chaos, with bodies still discovered to this day

It is believed that around 30,000 people died in chaos, with bodies still discovered to this day

It is believed that around 30,000 people died in chaos, with bodies still discovered to this day

The house has a central atrium surrounded by several rooms decorated with faux marble painted in bright shades of red, yellow and green

The house has a central atrium surrounded by several rooms decorated with faux marble painted in bright shades of red, yellow and green

The house has a central atrium surrounded by several rooms decorated with faux marble painted in bright shades of red, yellow and green

Archaeologists inspect the excavation work at the archaeological site of Pompeii on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Archaeologists who excavated an unexplored part of Pompeii discovered a street of houses with intact balconies that were buried when the mountain. Vesuvius broke out in 79 AD.

Archaeologists inspect the excavation work at the archaeological site of Pompeii on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Archaeologists who excavated an unexplored part of Pompeii discovered a street of houses with intact balconies that were buried when the mountain. Vesuvius broke out in 79 AD.

Archaeologists inspect the excavation work at the archaeological site of Pompeii on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Archaeologists who excavated an unexplored part of Pompeii discovered a street of houses with intact balconies that were buried when the mountain. Vesuvius broke out in 79 AD.

In recent months, archaeologists have also excavated a street of houses with intact balconies that were also buried by the great eruption.

Some of the balconies even had amphoras, the conical-shaped terracotta vases that were used to contain wine and oil in Roman times.

The discovery has been hailed as a "complete novelty".

The Italian Ministry of Culture hopes that they can be restored and open to the public.

The authority of Pompeii of the Ministry of Culture announced the discovery of the balconies in May.

He said that the balconies were a "complete novelty" for this part of the buried city, which has not yet been fully excavated.

The upper tents have rarely been found among the ruins of the ancient city, which was destroyed by an eruption of the Vesuvius volcano and buried under six meters of ash and volcanic debris.

An aerial view of the excavations at the archaeological site of Pompeii, where recently the "Vicolo dei Balconi" (Alley of balconies) was discovered in Pompeii, Italy, on May 17, 2018. The alley of the balconies was discovered in an area previously not excavated in Pompeii. Almost two thousand years after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, the buildings will be restored and will be part of a route in Pompeii.

An aerial view of the excavations at the archaeological site of Pompeii, where recently the "Vicolo dei Balconi" (Alley of balconies) was discovered in Pompeii, Italy, on May 17, 2018. The alley of the balconies was discovered in an area previously not excavated in Pompeii. Almost two thousand years after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, the buildings will be restored and will be part of a route in Pompeii.

An aerial view of the excavations at the archaeological site of Pompeii, where recently the "Vicolo dei Balconi" (Alley of balconies) was discovered in Pompeii, Italy, on May 17, 2018. The alley of the balconies was discovered in an area previously not excavated in Pompeii. Almost two thousand years after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, the buildings will be restored and will be part of a route in Pompeii.

On the left, a general view of the excavations at the archaeological site of Pompeii. On the right, an amphora recovered during the excavation work in the Vicolo dei Balconi & # 39; (Alley of Balconies)

A statement said the balconies will be restored and the area included in a tour open to the public.

"This type of discovery is a novelty for this area of ​​Pompeii," said a spokesman for the archaeological site in a statement shared with social networks.

"Nearly two thousand years after the eruption of 79 AD, Pompeii continues to give us treasures."

Archaeologists found a series of buildings with three large balconies, in an area of ​​Regio V that has been the focus of the excavations.

"On one of the balconies we also discovered collapsed on the wine amphoras, which were probably left to dry in the sun," the team said.

"The balconies will be restored and included in a new itinerary of visitors that will connect Via di Nola with Vicolo delle Nozze d'Argento," they added.

Massimo Osanna, Superintendent of the Special Superintendence for the archaeological heritage of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabia, shows a bronze vase discovered during excavations at the archaeological site of Pompeii, where the Vicolo dei Balconi (Balcony Hall) was recently discovered in Pompeii, Italy, May 17, 2018. The Callejón de los Balcones was discovered in an area not previously excavated in Pompeii. The buildings discovered with large balconies have red Pompeian colors and geometric decorations, flowers and animals. Almost two thousand years after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, the buildings will be restored and will be part of a route in Pompeii.

Massimo Osanna, Superintendent of the Special Superintendence for the archaeological heritage of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabia, shows a bronze vase discovered during excavations at the archaeological site of Pompeii, where the Vicolo dei Balconi (Balcony Hall) was recently discovered in Pompeii, Italy, May 17, 2018. The Callejón de los Balcones was discovered in an area not previously excavated in Pompeii. The buildings discovered with large balconies have red Pompeian colors and geometric decorations, flowers and animals. Almost two thousand years after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, the buildings will be restored and will be part of a route in Pompeii.

Massimo Osanna, Superintendent of the Special Superintendence for the archaeological heritage of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabia, shows a bronze vase discovered during excavations at the archaeological site of Pompeii, where the Vicolo dei Balconi (Balcony Hall) was recently discovered in Pompeii, Italy, May 17, 2018. The Callejón de los Balcones was discovered in an area not previously excavated in Pompeii. The buildings discovered with large balconies have red Pompeian colors and geometric decorations, flowers and animals. Almost two thousand years after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, the buildings will be restored and will be part of a route in Pompeii.

A man points out a detail of a fresco that was found during excavations at the archaeological site of Pompeii on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Archaeologists excavating an unexplored part of Pompeii discovered a street of houses with intact balconies that were buried when the Monte. Vesuvius broke out in 79 AD.

A man points out a detail of a fresco that was found during excavations at the archaeological site of Pompeii on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Archaeologists excavating an unexplored part of Pompeii discovered a street of houses with intact balconies that were buried when the Monte. Vesuvius broke out in 79 AD.

A man points out a detail of a fresco that was found during excavations at the archaeological site of Pompeii on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Archaeologists excavating an unexplored part of Pompeii discovered a street of houses with intact balconies that were buried when the Monte. Vesuvius broke out in 79 AD. On the right, the jaguar painted on tiles recovered during excavations at the archaeological site of Pompeii, where the 'Vicolo dei Balconi & # 39; (Alley of Balconies)

"A series of buildings with three large balconies have emerged in an area that is now being excavated.

& # 39; On one of the balconies, wine jugs lying on their side [were also found, which were] probably go out to dry in the sun, "the statement continued.

The experts will now restore the houses, which will be open to the public as part of a new tourist route on the popular site once the necessary work has been completed.

A column with superimposed marble emerged from the ground during excavations at the archaeological site of Pompeii, where the "Vicolo dei Balconi" (Alley of Balconies) was recently discovered in Pompeii, Italy, on May 17, 2018. The Alley of Balconies was discovered in an area not previously excavated in Pompeii.

A column with superimposed marble emerged from the ground during excavations at the archaeological site of Pompeii, where the "Vicolo dei Balconi" (Alley of Balconies) was recently discovered in Pompeii, Italy, on May 17, 2018. The Alley of Balconies was discovered in an area not previously excavated in Pompeii.

A column with superimposed marble emerged from the ground during excavations at the archaeological site of Pompeii, where the "Vicolo dei Balconi" (Alley of Balconies) was recently discovered in Pompeii, Italy, on May 17, 2018. The Alley of Balconies was discovered in an area not previously excavated in Pompeii.

A detail of a fresco that was found during excavations at the archaeological site of Pompeii on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Archaeologists excavating an unexplored part of Pompeii have discovered a street of houses with intact balconies that were buried when the mountain. Vesuvius broke out in 79 AD.

A detail of a fresco that was found during excavations at the archaeological site of Pompeii on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Archaeologists excavating an unexplored part of Pompeii have discovered a street of houses with intact balconies that were buried when the mountain. Vesuvius broke out in 79 AD.

Details of the frescoes that were found during the excavations at the archaeological site of Pompeii, on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Archaeologists who excavated an unexplored part of Pompeii discovered a street of houses with intact balconies that were buried when the mountain. Vesuvius broke out in 79 AD.

Earlier this week they discovered the ancient remains of a military horse that died 2,000 years ago in the inferno that destroyed Pompeii, thanks to the help of the invaders of tombs.

The criminals had been using tunnels that they dug to search for valuables in the ruins of a Roman villa, located in a suburb of the city destroyed a long time ago.

Amphoras recovered during the excavations at the archaeological site of Pompeii, where the Vicolo dei Balconi & # 39; (Callejón de los Balcones)

Amphoras recovered during the excavations at the archaeological site of Pompeii, where the Vicolo dei Balconi & # 39; (Callejón de los Balcones)

Amphoras recovered during the excavations at the archaeological site of Pompeii, where the Vicolo dei Balconi & # 39; (Callejón de los Balcones)

The alley of the balconies was discovered in an area previously not excavated in Pompeii. The buildings discovered with large balconies have red Pompeian colors and geometric decorations, flowers and animals. Almost two thousand years after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, the buildings will be restored and will be part of a route in Pompeii.

The alley of the balconies was discovered in an area previously not excavated in Pompeii. The buildings discovered with large balconies have red Pompeian colors and geometric decorations, flowers and animals. Almost two thousand years after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, the buildings will be restored and will be part of a route in Pompeii.

The alley of the balconies was discovered in an area previously not excavated in Pompeii. The buildings discovered with large balconies have red Pompeian colors and geometric decorations, flowers and animals. Almost two thousand years after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, the buildings will be restored and will be part of a route in Pompeii.

His work led the curators of the Unesco world heritage site to start their own excavations to end their activities and protect their remaining artifacts.

The researchers used laser scanning to map a network of illegal tunnels dug by the 200-foot (60 m) long thieves and began digging.

They recreated the complete outline of the horse they discovered using plaster, the first time this happened on the site.

The remains of humans, mules, donkeys and other animals that were victims of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 78 AD have been previously restored using the technique.

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