Archaeology breakthrough: 2,000-year-old 'mini Pompeii' discovered in France revealed

Archaeology breakthrough: 2,000-year-old 'mini Pompeii' discovered in France revealed

Daily Express - World·2020-04-16 11:02

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The discovery was made in the Sainte-Colombe neighbourhood, south of Lyon, and was dubbed a “mini Pompeii” for its similarities to the Roman city buried in Naples after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. Archaeologists uncovered remains of armour worn by what they believed to be a retired Roman officer, along with beautiful mosaics and pottery frozen in time. Like the famous Pompeii, experts think the city was buried under ash and debris after a huge disaster, but it was not following a volcanic eruption.

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