Historical Thursday: Pompeii’s Trash Problem


When the ancient city of Pompeii began to be uncovered about 200 years ago, scientists discovered one of the most interesting and unique archaeological finds in history. While the town frozen in time is famous for the perfect preservation of structures and bodies from 2,000 years ago, a few quirks were discovered about how the town lived. Among them is the way the town treated the places where their dead lay; it turns out finding the ash-covered bodies in the street next to trash and rubble isn’t too far removed from the state of Pompeii’s tombs

 

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