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Ancient ‘fast food’ stall comes to light during Pompeii dig

Thermopolium snack bar is revealed in full, providing "extraordinary evidence of the Mediterranean diet', says director

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Pompeii dig unearths incredible preserved remains of two men engulfed in volcanic ash

Plaster casts were made of the newly discovered victims of Vesuvius eruption, which are believed to have been a wealthy landowner and his slave

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Scientists say heat from Mount Vesuvius turned a victim’s brain into glass

The black glassy material was found inside the skull of a 25-year-old caretaker of an imperial building in Herculaneum, who was probably asleep at the time of the eruption

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Fresco of two fighting gladiators discovered in Pompeii

Italy's culture minister Dario Franceschini says the find shows the site is an "inexhaustible mine for archaeological research"

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Ashmolean Museum show unearths doomed Pompeii's culinary life

The exhibition in Oxford, which contains loans that have never before left Italy, includes a (possible) Roman version of a chamber pot

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Man decapitated while fleeing volcano’s destruction of Pompeii

Excavation tells a poignant story of an unfortunate Roman

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In the frame

New art rises among the ruins of Pompeii

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Pompeii to build contemporary art collection

Artists invited to create sculptural works with archaeological fragments held in deep storage