Italian archaeologists to resume studies in the ancient city of Pompeii and its vicinity, discovered the body of criptoportico, which was part of the luxurious Villa, probably of a Roman General.
the opening of talks On Archaeology & Arts, and previously a brief report about it appeared on the dedicated website of the city of Pompeii. The wall, which managed to unearth, according to scientists, was part of criptoportico.
In ancient Roman architecture, the so-called indoor corridor, representing a underground or indoor overhead gallery with an arch. Often these buildings had Windows that were not only for lighting but also for ventilation.
a Set of criptoportico often adorned with images. In this case, the archaeologists found painted on a dark wall white flower. Interestingly, next to him is written the word Mummia – according to scientists, it was the name of a young girl who could live in the Villa.
By the way, found the Villa is not in the city, and to the North of the site of the main excavations, outside the allocated territory. Already this has prompted the researchers to suggest that suburban Villa belonged to an important person.
in addition, previously there were excavated remnants of office facilities, including stables. The last were found the remains of three horses and a feeding trough for them and also the remains of a rich military harness.
most Likely, the Villa belonged to the General or high-ranking military official, scientists say. They do not rule out that a girl by the name of Mumia was a member of his family, although it could be the maid. It is also established that the Villa was partially destroyed by an earthquake. It preceded the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 ad that destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum.