Thursday, August 15, 2019

A Chest Full of Amulets from Pompeii

Remarkable discovery from Pompeii, a chest full of amulets and gems. The remains of the chest were unearthed some time ago in the House of the Garden but have only now emerged from the conservation lab. Ten victims of the eruption were found in this house, so it may be that this collection was assembled to ward off disaster during the early stages of the eruption. These objects are all from the female realm and would have belonged to women.

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