Another unusual discovery was made at the excavation site in Pompeii. While searching for the remains of a villa, archaeologists found a well-preserved parade cart. This is the first such discovery. And ANSA reported him on Saturday.
Elegant, light and artfully decorated in bronze and tin, and adorned with images of erotic subjects – this is what the chariot called in ancient times the shape of the Pilentum, where you can still see traces of pillows, ropes, and even the imprint of the stalk of grain left on the seat.
Scholars speculate that the chariot was used during ceremonies in honor of Sirera – the Roman goddess of vegetation and fertility, and Venus – the goddess of love, or during the wedding ceremonies of the aristocracy in Pompeii.
“This is something unique in Italy, a discovery of great importance for the advancement of knowledge about the ancient world,” said Massimo Osana, director of the archaeological park.
“Something like this is unprecedented in Italy,” he added. He noted that 15 years ago, the remains of ancient chariots were found in Greece.
Archaeologists in Pompeii say the discovery was possible in time and thwarted the looters who searched and plundered the ruins of an ancient city destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. They were very close to this place now.
A four-wheeled chariot decorated with cupids, nymphs and satyrs was housed in the same magnificent villa near which the remains of two men were found a few months ago, the remains of three horses earlier in 2018.
Ansa said archaeologists, architects, engineers, archaeologists and volcanologists were involved in unearthing the finds from layers of earth and ash.
From Rome Siloya Wisuka (PAP)
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