In the last few months in Pompeii there began to emerge untouched finds, never seen before, which add new elements to the reading of the history of the ancient city. At the Schola Armaturarum a new excavation of the courtyards has been started, never investigated before (the Schola Armataurarum is a building that comes up now like a symbol of the rebirth for Pompeii, where the original frescoes saved since the bombing of 1943 are being restored).
It is here that 14 new amphorae were found. The amphorae were found intact, they contained oil, wine and fish sauces: one of them has painted some inscriptions in which we read numbers that indicated the quantities and, probably, the contained product. The use as a deposit for the environment is confirmed by some visible graffiti on one of the walls of the same, which reaffirm the storage activity. At the end of the excavation, scheduled for the end of December, the amphorae will be relocated in situ as part of a wide project to enhance the "widespread museum" that the Archaeological Park is adopting in several areas of the excavations to re-contextualize the finds in the places of origin.
The exploration of the complete structure of the Schola is not the only operation planned in Pompeii. Also a work in progress is the large excavation site in the Regio V, the so-called "cuneo" (an area of over 1,000 square meters in the area between the Casa delle Nozze d'Argento and the buildings to the left of the Lucretius Frontone alley) from the which is expected to bring to light further structures and findings of private and public environments.
"We are happy with the discoveries that are emerging," says Massimo Osanna, director of the Archaeological Park, who adds: "Pompeii has started a new season, that of intense archaeological research and of the continuation of the site's knowledge. After the opening of new restored domus, the return to the use of entire districts so far inaccessible, thanks to the recovery of the practicability of the almost all urban streets, we can also be focused on the excavation activities, which are flanked by scheduled maintenance and that will allow to provide new hypotheses to the history of everyday life of the ancients. Pompeii is the symbol of a story of redemption. In these years a long and silent work has been done and the possibilities of growth are still extraordinary.
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