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US News Remains of ancient Roman horse found at Pompeii

21:05  11 may  2018
21:05  11 may  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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 Video: Remains of horse found in Pompeii stable

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a horse that died in the volcanic eruption at Pompeii nearly 2,000 years ago. 

The "extraordinary discovery" came after police were alerted to illegal excavations by a group of tomb raiders near the ancient Italian city, the Archaeological Park of Pompeii said.

A plaster cast was made of the animal, which still had its bronze and iron harness on.

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The remains of a huge horse, found in a stable in a Pompeii villa, have been unveiled © Other The remains of a huge horse, found in a stable in a Pompeii villa, have been unveiled The remains were found in a stable in a villa outside the walls of the city, north of the Pompeii archaeological park, in an area called Civita Giuliana.

The horse appears to be surprisingly big, and probably belonged to a wealthy family, experts said.

The city of Pompeii was completely buried in ash in AD79 by a volcanic eruption from nearby Mount Vesuvius.

It was not uncovered until the 18th Century and it was made a World Heritage site in 1997.

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