(ORDO NEWS) — Archaeologists made an incredible discovery when they explored the world famous Pompeii. The study was carried out at the Porto Sarno necropolis, which is forbidden to be visited by tourists.
They excavated a tomb that belonged to a local celebrity – Marcus Valerius Secundio. Once he was a slave, and then he became a real rich man. Reported by Pompeii – Parco Archeologico.
Marcus Valerius died many years before the catastrophic eruption of Vesuvius. At the same time, he was buried without using cremation, which is very strange, because ancient Roman culture assumed exactly this method of burial. At that time, usually all corpses were burned, only children were not cremated.
A man died at the age of about 60 years. His body turned into a mummy, and a small amount of gray hairs remained on the skull. Apart from those people who fell victim to the eruption in Pompeii, this skeleton is incredibly well preserved. Experts added that this discovery will allow you to learn more about the culture of local residents.
Marcus was well known in Pompeii. Initially he was a slave, but then the man got freedom. He quickly became rich and became famous due to the fact that he staged very beautiful plays in Greek.
This suggests that the locals used not only Latin, but also Greek at the same levels. Marcus has been mentioned quite often in the various records that relate to Pompeii.
After the death of the celebrity, they made a high-quality stone tomb, which was decorated with numerous pictures of flowers. Some of the images have been well preserved until today. Near the tomb of Marcus, archaeologists also found burial urns and a very expensive vessel with the remains of a certain Roman woman named Novia Amabilis.
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