Pompeii has not finished delivering its wonders. After the discovery of a fresco lascivious representing Leda and the Swan, this is all that remains almost intact a horse still harnessed that has revealed the ancient city the most visited in the world. The remains of the animal have been found in a villa located in the outskirts of the city, with two other horses. The stable of what was to be a rich field has certainly belonged to a military high ranking officer. The quality of the materials that make up the harness made of iron and bronze, let it be assumed, according to Massimo Osanna, the director of the site.

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“The horses equipped were ready to leave. It is not known if the rash was surprised at the time of departure but it will be one of the things to determine in our research,” he said to the Italian news agency Ansa.

according to the director, the beasts would have died in terrible suffering, smothered by the ashes or struck down by the vapors boiling which left little chance of survival to those who were facing.

The exploration of this property dates back to the early Twentieth century, but has been interrupted in the interests of conservation. Beset by looters, the police had to intervene in the field, a few months ago. Taking one of the tunnels dug by thieves, she got her first horse. Since the archaeologists have orchestrated new excavations of the place.

The initial research had already unveiled the extreme richness of the place, with rooms decorated with elegance or sumptuous terraces overlooking the gulf of Naples and Capri. “It is at the level of the famous villa of the mysteries,” enthuses the director.

However, this new mechanism does not intervene in the vast restoration campaign, jointly launched by the Italian government and the european Union, in 2012, with a budget of 130 million euros.

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