Skeletal remains of what are believed to have been a rich man and his male slave attempting to escape death from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago have been discovered in Pompeii, officials at the archeological park in Italy said Saturday.
It looks like a piece of rock - black, shiny and unexceptional. But Italian anthropologists say the fragment is actually part of an exploded brain from an unfortunate victim of the volcanic eruption of Italy's Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.
A vivid fresco depicting an armour-clad gladiator standing victorious as his wounded opponent stumbles gushing blood has been discovered in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, Italy's culture ministry said Friday.
In the volcano-buried ancient Roman city of Pompeii, near modern Naples, archeologists say they have uncovered a 'sorcerer's treasure trove' of amulets, gems, and charms that may have been used to ward off bad luck and promote fertility.