Date: 11 months ago   Category: History

The most ancient artifacts which have endured eruption of Vesuvius are found


Archeologists have found new artifacts during excavation of the private house of Casa di Giove ("the House of Jupiter") belonging to the rich resident of Pompeii. Finds include frescos and the remains of a decor. The Nation reports about it. Researchers note good shape of frescos in spite of the fact that their age reaches two thousand years and they have endured the destructive volcanic eruption Vesuvius which has destroyed the city. The works of art which were in the neighboring house have suffered from di Giove fire.Casa is one of the largest places of excavation in Pompeii. Researches of the ancient house have begun in the 18th century and continue still. Ruins have been called "the House of Jupiter" thanks to the picture found in the garden temple on which god of an ancient Roman pantheon has been represented. The building has been decorated in inkrustatsionny style of ancient Roman painting (150-80 year B.C.) at which walls became covered by the laying imitating facing by marble slabs. The central atrium of Casa di Giove is surrounded with the rooms decorated with red, yellow and green incrustations. Besides, the rooms executed in later style have been found. During excavation researchers have found the heads of terracotta lions, coins, glass jewelry and a tile. The area around the house, the neighboring sidewalk and the small street have been dug also out. Catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius has taken place in the 79th year of our era. Pompeii has been destroyed by pyroclastic streams, and ruins and remains of people have been buried under a thick layer of ashes. It is more than important news in Film of Day Telegram-channel. Subscribe!

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