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Discoveries and news in Rome

All the latest information about discoveries from the world of ancient Romans. I encourage you to let me know about any Roman news and to indicate any corrections or inaccuracies. I try to search for material everywhere, but it is natural that not everything will be noticed by me.

Fresco depicting Theseus and Ariadne in Pompeii discovered

The ongoing excavation work at Pompeii has brought another amazing discovery. This time, scientists found a beautifully preserved wall fresco depicting the mythical Theseus and Ariadne. The scene shows the moment when Theseus leaves the sleeping Ariadne, who previously helped him kill the Minotaur.

Fresco depicting Theseus and Ariadne in Pompeii discovered

2,000-year-old altar was discovered in Turkey

In southern Turkey, during excavations in the ancient city of Patara, the remains of an ancient altar decorated with the image of a large snake were found. In ancient times, snakes represented the deities of the underworld or were their link with the world.

2,000-year-old altar was discovered in Turkey

Wine press from Roman times was discovered

In northern France, at the site of Vaugourdon, the remains of a Roman-Gallic wine press were discovered, dating back to the 2nd century CE. According to scientists, it is the earliest archaeological evidence of winemaking in this part of France.

Wine press from Roman times was discovered

Early Christian tomb discovered in Viminacium

In eastern Serbia, in Viminacium, an early Christian tomb was discovered that dates back to the beginning of the 3rd century CE. Human remains were buried in an ordinary grave. Originally, it was believed that the deceased belonged to a low social class.

An early Christian tomb was discovered in Viminacium

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