Archaeologists find pre-Roman tomb at Pompeii

Archaeologists working at Pompeii have uncovered a rare pre-Roman tomb, dating from the fourth century BC.

The ruins of a temple in Pompeii.

The ruins of a temple in Pompeii. Image by momo / CC BY 2.0

The tomb contains the skeleton of an adult Samnite woman, along with beautifully decorated amphora from other parts of Italy, which the archaeologists think would have contained cosmetics, wine and food. The archaeologists are hoping the discovery will reveal more about the pre-Roman history of the area, and that they may find other similar tombs nearby. Read more:

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