Pre-Roman Era Tomb Discovered in Pompeii.

Q.  Archaeologists have discovered a pre Roman era tomb in which location on 19th September 2015?
- Published on 23 Sep 15

a. Pompeii
b. Capua
c. Ostia
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Pompeii
Archeologists discovered a pre Roman era tomb in Pompeii on 19th September 2015. This tomb was buried in a AD 79 volcanic eruption. Tomb was unearthed by team of researchers from French Jean Berard Centre in Southern Italy. It dates back to Samnites era and is located at Pompeii’s Herculaneaum Gate. Samnites refer to tribals who engaged in fierce battles with Romans in 4th century BC. Tomb contains numerous vases and amphoras to give rare insight into funerary practices of that era. Excavations prove city of Pompeii is alive. The ancient city was suspended in time after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24, AD 79. This is the second most visited attraction in Rome after the Colosseum with 2.7 million visitors in 2014.

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