Incredible find in an abandoned cinema: they find a 'Pompeii in miniature'

An Italian expedition finds an ancient Roman building during excavations in an old cinema in Verona (Italy), in which It has been described as a “miniature Pompeii”, according Has published The Guardian.

The discovery has been made during excavations in the basement of the Astra cinema, which was being renovated after being abandoned for over 20 years.

The supervisor of the Verona archeology department has stated that with his “magnificent frescoed walls” the building – dating from the second century – “evokes a miniature Pompeii.”

It has not been determined what function the building had in ancient times, but experts have indicated that seemed to have survived a fireas the roof was collapsed and there were charred wooden furniture among the finds.

Despite the fire, “the environment was preserved intact, as well as the gorgeous wall colors painted with frescoes dating from the second century “, explained the supervisor.


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