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Pompeii dig offers ‘very rare glimpse’ into daily life of slaves

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independent– Archeologists excavating a villa in Pompeii have discovered a cramped dormitory and a storage room that they said give a “very rare insight into the daily life of slaves” under the Roman empire.

Excavations amid the ruins of the 79AD volcanic eruption which destroyed the city revealed the “important discovery” which Italy’s culture minister, Dario Franceschini, said “enriches the knowledge of the daily life of ancient Pompeiians”.

He added that the findings improved understanding of a “level of society still little known” and shed “new light on the daily lives of the Romans”.

The room was found in a villa in the Pompeii suburb of Civita Giuliana, close to the site where archeologists found the remains of a well-preserved ceremonial chariot in January.