While in the midst of work within the ruins of ancient Pompeii, archaeologists happened upon a new discovery. This Italian region is specifically known within archaeological circles for the many unique findings that it has produced over the years. But some experts have lauded this particular find – first reported back in October 2018 – as being notably special.
Even before this discovery, Pompeii had already gained a reputation for its ability to paint a vivid picture of life in ancient Rome. Numerous artifacts have been excavated from the site over the decades, not to mention the remains of human beings. And instances of graffiti have served to illustrate the everyday language once spoken by the city’s inhabitants.
The sheer wealth of discoveries that have come out of the ruins of Pompeii have been internationally recognized, and since 1997 the area has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site itself remains incredibly popular too, with some 2.5 million people visiting annually.