Perfectly intact petrified horse is unearthed near Pompeii

ROME — Archaeologists have unearthed the petrified stays of a harnessed horse and saddle within the steady of an historical villa in a Pompeii suburb.

Pompeii archaeological park head Massimo Osanna informed Italian information company ANSA that the villa belonged to a high-ranking navy officer, maybe a common, throughout historical Roman occasions.

Osanna was quoted on Sunday as saying the stays of two or three different horses had been additionally found.

The villa’s terraces had views of the Bay of Naples and Capri island. The realm was beforehand excavated, throughout the early 1900s, however later re-buried.

The volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius destroyed flourishing Pompeii, close to present-day Naples, in 79 A.D.

Osanna says suffocating volcanic ash or boiling vapors killed the horses. He hopes the villa finally will probably be open for public visits.

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