The Best Archaeology Finds Of 2018

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#02 – Archaeologist Revealed The Last Unexcavated Area Of Pompeii

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After ongoing research for decades, there was still one-third of the ancient city of Pompeii that had never been explored. But in 2018 all that has been changed. An excavated area that was already open to the public was at huge risk since the mud, ashes and harden bits of lava from the unexcavated area were collapsing and sliding towards it. Due to the danger of losing an already explored area, archaeologists raced with time to excavate the last area called Regio V. Inside researchers uncovered a new set of frescoes as well as a room that was built as a shrine to the guardian deities known as Lares who were believed to protect homes and fields in the ancient culture.

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