Archaeologists discovered a unique ceremonial chariot from antiquity in Pompeii, Italy, on Saturday Advertise. The iron chariot is almost intact and decorated with pewter and bronze motifs depicting men and women in a sexual way.
According to the researchers, this discovery, made in Villa Civita Giuliana in the north of the city near Naples, is unique to Italy.
Preliminary results indicate that the victory chariot was used by the Roman elite for ceremonial events. There was room for one or two people.
Italian Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini is pleased with the discovery. “Pompey continues to amaze us with its discoveries and it will take many years to come, with 20 hectares still to be excavated,” Franceschini said.
Pompeii is located at the foot of Vesuvius. At the time of the eruption in AD 79, there were about 13,000 people. The city was buried under lava and ash, so everything was well preserved. The archaeological site is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy.