(ORDO NEWS) — Scientists from the University of Córdoba have solved the mystery of the construction of the Curia of Pompeii in Rome. The building for the meetings of the Roman senators and the site of the assassination of Julius Caesar were actively rebuilt in the ancient and medieval eras.
According to Popular Archeology, historians conducted a detailed study of the building material, which made it possible to obtain accurate dating of the various stages of construction work.
“The first of the stages dates back to the time of Pompey himself, around 55 BC. At the initial stage of the construction of the monument, only a material known as pink pozzolana, extracted from volcanic deposits in the interior of Rome, was used,” the work says.
In the samples associated with the second stage of construction – 19 BC. and the reign of Emperor Augustus, volcanic glass was found, characteristic of another type of pink pozzolana.
Finally, the last stage of construction in the early medieval period has also been documented through physical and chemical analysis data.
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