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Archaeologists working in the buried Roman city of Pompeii say they have uncovered a “sorcerer’s treasure trove” of artefacts.
This mysterious wooden box included good-luck charms, mirrors and glass beads.
Most of the items would have belonged to women, said Massimo Osanna, director of the Archaeological Park of Pompeii.
A room with the bodies of 10 victims, including women and children, was excavated in the same house.
Pompeii was engulfed by a volcanic eruption from Mt Vesuvius in AD 79.
The fatal eruption froze the city and its residents in time, making it a rich source for archaeologists.
The trove was found in what remained of a wooden box. The wood itself had decomposed and only the bronze hinges remained, preserved by the volcanic material which hardened over it.
It’s just amazing how archeologists always discover new artifacts and stuff in the ruins of Pompeii.