Pompeii Civita Giuliana
EXTRAORDINARY DISCOVERY among the TUNNELS of ILLEGAL EXCAVATIONS
JOINT OPERATION BETWEEN PUBLIC PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, CARABINIERI AND THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK OF POMPEII to save endangered archaeological heritage
Extraordinary discovery in the area of Civita Giuliana, to the north of the walls of the Archaeological Site of Pompeii, where illegal tunnels were intercepted.
Thanks to the joint operation of the Archaeological Park of Pompeii with the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Torre Annunziata, investigators of the Carabinieri Command Group of Torre Annunziata and the Cultural Heritage Protection Unit of Naples, who had already been investigating these illegal activities, since last August an excavation operation has been underway in order to advance the investigation and save the endangered archaeological heritage.
The Director General of the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, Massimo Osanna exclusively present the exceptional recovery, as well as the operation carried out with the ongoing excavation work.
The intervention has brought to light a series of service rooms from a large, exceptionally well-preserved suburban villa, from which a variety of finds have emerged (amphorae, kitchen utensils and part of a wooden bed whose cast it has been possible to make) and a tomb dating to the post AD 79 period, which guarded the skeleton of the deceased.
For the first time it has been possible, through casting technique, to reconstruct the complete outline of a horse, found in one of the excavation rooms