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Reviews Pompeii: discovery of a superbly preserved ceremonial float

03:20  28 february  2021
03:20  28 february  2021 Source:   leparisien.fr

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This is a major discovery on a site that has been known for a long time. A new treasure is added to the already immense treasures of the ancient site of the Neapolitan region. The archaeological park of Pompeii announced this Saturday the discovery of a large ceremonial float, found in excellent condition, just a few hundred meters north of the famous Italian cultural site. “A large ceremonial chariot with four wheels, with its iron elements, beautiful bronze and pewter decorations, mineralized wood remains, imprints of organic elements (from ropes to the remains of vegetable decorations), was found almost intact ”, indicates a press release from the archaeological park.

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The chariot was discovered in a porch in front of a stable where, already in 2018, the remains of 3 equines, including a harnessed horse, had been found, the statement said. This discovery was made in Civita Giuliana, an area located a few hundred meters north of the Pompeii archaeological park. It was carried out as part of the fight against grave robbers, particularly active in this area of ​​Italy, full of archaeological treasures yet to be discovered.

The four-wheeled processional chariot. The latest discovery of #Pompeii . pic.twitter.com/4OssC4Crdp

- Pompeii Sites (@pompeii_sites) February 27, 2021

"Pompeii continues to amaze us with its discoveries and it will be like this for many years to come, with 20 hectares still to be excavated", Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said, quoted in a statement from his ministry.

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Pompei, ritrovato un carro da parata nuziale: “Scoperta di grande valore scientifico” https://t.co/1WxiVkХ-$aa

- Dario Franceschini (@dariofrance) February 27, 2021

Nothing like the chariot of Civita Giuliana

“It is an extraordinary discovery for the knowledge of the ancient world. In the past we have found in Pompeii transport vehicles (…) or two tanks (…) but nothing similar to the Civita Giuliana tank ”, rejoiced the outgoing director of the archaeological park, Massimo Osanna, quoted in the press release. .

The four-wheeled processional chariot. The last discovery of #Pompeii .⤵️ https://t.co/XP52Pp3imB

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- Pompeii Sites (@pompeii_sites) February 27, 2021

“It is a ceremonial float (…) not used daily or for agricultural transport, but to accompany moments of celebration for the community, parades and processions, ”added the expert. Like most Italian cultural sites, Pompeii, buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79, has remained closed in recent months due to the Covid pandemic and only reopened on January 18. In 2019, the site had welcomed more than 3.9 million visitors, making it the third most visited site in Italy after the Colosseum in Rome and the Uffizi Museum in Florence. No doubt the chariot will be one of the future attractions of eternal Pompeii. X1

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