Pompeii: New artifacts show poverty 2,000 years ago

Pompeii poverty

2,000-year-old objects indicate Pompeii’s poorer classes.

Pompeii’s riches remain. Archeologists have discovered a dishwasher, a three-legged table, and an armoire. Since 79 AD, all were in great shape.

Dishes were in the 2,000-year-old cabinet. “We uncover details about urbanites’ homes : glass bottles and ceramic vases” the site’s director said.

Excavations have concentrated on Pompeii’s mansions. Researchers are also interested in the city’s slaves and servants. These things reveal urbanites’ residential life.

In the Roman Empire, many individuals battled with their social rank, establishing a class “susceptible amid political crises and food shortages”

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