The Discovery of Slaves’ Quarters in Pompeii Provides a Rare Insight Into Life in Roman Times
The newest find reveals the living conditions of people who were often left out of historical records.
Archaeologists have discovered slave quarters at the ancient site of Pompeii. The room, which is uniquely well preserved, sheds a light on what life was like for enslaved people during the Roman Empire.
The discovery was made at Civita Giuliana, a villa on the outskirts of Pompeii where remains of a carriage and horses were found earlier this year. The recently uncovered room contains three beds, a chest filled with fabric, and other objects and equipment for tending horses.