Archeologists found a Mummy of a man in good condition in a tomb in the historical city of Pompeii.
According to ISNA, citing LiveScience, the remains of a resident of Pompeii, parts of which have been mummified, were discovered in a tomb outside the city center,
According to the engravings on this tomb, it can be concluded that these remains belong to a man named “Marcus Venerius Secundo,” who was in his 60s when he died and was once a slave. This man becomes a priest after being freed from slavery in that city.
They discovered the man’s remains in a tomb where images of green plants were once engraved on a blue background. The fading effects of these paintings are still present on the outer walls of the tomb there. They found the man’s remains in a sealed room with an arched roof. His hair and one of its corners are still visible on the skull.
Archaeologists of Pompeii have also unearthed pieces of cloth and two glass bottles, better known as “Unguentarium,” in the man’s tomb. These types of glassware are commonly found in Roman and Greek cemeteries and usually contain oils and perfumes used in funerals.
They found two vessels in the tomb; One of them is a glass jar belonging to a woman known as “Novia Amabilis” (kind wife).
Burning corpses was the most common method for the inhabitants of Pompeii in Roman times. It is unclear why the man’s body was not cremated. And it is not even clear whether parts of the man’s body were deliberately mummified.
The tomb is located in the Porta Sarno Cemetery, just outside the city walls.
The ruins of this city are near the city of Naples. There are traces of the buildings and people of the ancient city destroyed by the volcano of Mount Vesuvius.
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