Archaeologists unearthed a unique ancient ceremonial float in Pompeii, Italy on Saturday ad. The iron vehicle is almost intact and is decorated with pewter and bronze decorations depicting men and women in an erotic way.
According to the researchers, this discovery, which was made at the Villa Civita Giuliana in the north of the city near Naples, is unique in Italy.
The first discoveries indicate that the triumphal chariot was used by the Roman elite for festive occasions. There was room for one or two people.
The Italian Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschini, is delighted with this discovery. “Pompeii continues to amaze us with its findings and it will take many years to come, with 20 hectares still to be excavated,” said Franceschini.
Pompeii is located at the foot of the Vesuvius volcano. About 13,000 people were living at the time of an eruption in AD 79. The city was buried under lava and ash, so everything is well preserved. The archaeological site is one of Italy’s most popular attractions.
Men and women are erotically represented on the triumphal chariot.
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