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  • New Pompeii finds highlight middle-class life in doomed city

    A trunk with its lid left open. A wooden dishware closet, its shelves caved in. Three-legged accent tables topped by decorative bowls. These latest discoveries by archaeologists are enriching knowledge about middle-class lives in Pompeii before Mount Vesuvius' furious eruption buried the ancient Roman city in volcanic debris.

    In this image provide by the Pompeii Archeological site press office, an archeologist works on the site of a new discovery. (Parco Archeologico di Pompei via AP)

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