New finds in Pompeii after its restoration

New finds in Pompeii after its restoration

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In the massive restoration to which the ancient city of Pompeii was subjected, new frescoes and inscriptions not seen until now have been discovered.

Pompeii underwent a profound restoration, where collapsed structures were repaired, walls were reinforced, and virgin areas were excavated at the site.

During these works, new discoveries were made in areas that had not yet been explored by archaeologists. "When you dig in Pompeii, there are always surprises”, Explained Massimo osanna, the general director of the site, yesterday Tuesday to reporters.

In October of last year, archaeologists discovered a vivid fresco depicting an armored gladiator who emerges victorious from the arena, while his wounded opponent gushes blood.

This fresco was found in an old tavern believed to have housed fighters and prostitutes during Roman times.

And, another striking discovery, was made in 2018, when an inscription was found that proves that The city of Pompeii was not destroyed on August 24, 79, as was believed until now, but it happened after October 17.

The restoration of Pompeii

The restoration of the city of Pompeii began in 2014 and cost 105 million euros, counting for the tasks with archaeologists, architects, engineers, geologists and anthropologists.

The project began after UNESCO warned in 2013 that it could strip the site of its World Heritage status after a series of collapses attributed to the poor state of conservation of the place, in addition to bad weather.


The Vesuvius volcano eruption devastated the ancient Roman city nearly 2,000 years ago, covering the entire site in ashes.

This sediment allowed many buildings are preserved almost in their original state, as well as the bodies of the victims in the position in which they were when the disaster occurred.

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