In Pompeii found a box of magical objects. To whom do they belong?
In an article about the most dangerous places on the planet, we mentioned about the ancient Italian city of Pompeii, which was buried under lava of Vesuvius. The eruption killed 16 000 people and under the hot rocks were hundreds of buildings - their remains were discovered only in 1748, during archaeological excavations. Scientists are studying the city so far and was surprised to find some interesting artifacts. For example, recently they have discovered the remains of the trunk, inside of which were magical objects. The question arose: who they belonged to and how to use?
Archaeologists divide the city of Pompeii in the nine regions and are digging on each of them periodically. After a long break, in 2018, scientists continued to study the fifth region (Regio V), where the so-called "house with a garden." Inside the house the remains of ten people were found - it is assumed that they were members of one family were very wealthy city dwellers. At the moment, scientists are trying to find out the relationship between the people. In addition, they are also interested in other, more mysterious discovery.
Ritual objects in Pompeii
The fact that in one of the rooms of the house of a rich remains of a wooden box in which to store things for magical rites were found. Due to the hot lava that has penetrated even into the homes of the boxes were only bronze hinges. On the other hand, rocks lying perfectly protected inside the mirror, necklaces, amulets in the shape of a penis, a figure in the form of humans and a variety of precious stones.
Ritual objects from the box
In that box was owned by the owners themselves, the scientists do not believe, because there was not a single gold objects that are so loved the rich. Most likely, it belonged to one of the maids, who used the artifact to perform magic rituals. On what were aimed rituals, scientists are unlikely to know for sure - they can not find the owner and ask? Therefore, it remains only assume that the objects used to attract good luck and good harvest.
Objects for witchcraft rituals
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Who survived in Pompeii?
Perhaps among the found human remains in the house is the body of the box owner. If scientists fail to find it, there will be a possibility that she could escape from the legendary disaster. However, it is unlikely - the eruption of Vesuvius formed a devastating cloud of rock, ash and smoke about 33 kilometers high. In addition to the legendary city of Pompeii was destroyed and two other town called Herculaneum and Stabia.
Today Pompeii - an open-air museum is a Pompeii covered a lot of secrets, and it removed dozens of films. One of the best feature films on this subject is considered "Pompeii" in 2014. Lovers documentary also recommend see "Pompeii. Life, frozen in time "in 2016, to learn about the archaeological excavations. If you know something else interesting about this major catastrophe - feel free to write in the comments or in our chat-Telegram.
On our planet, there are many mysterious places. However, the interesting city of Pompeii, perhaps, can only be the city of Heraklion, which is currently under water. Archaeologists have to dig only 5% of the lost city, but they already have a story to tell. For example, recently it was found underwater treasure ship.