Pre-Roman tomb uncovered near Pompeii
An exceptional pre-Roman tomb has been uncovered near the site of Pompeii in Italy.
It contains amphora, bones and other artefacts from the Samnite era, which stretches as far back as sixth century BC. They began fighting the Romans around the fourth century and were only finally beaten at the end of the second.
Spokesman Massimo Osanna said: "Pompeii continues to be an inexhaustible source of scientific discoveries.
"These excavations prove that the city of Pompeii is still alive and that we must preserve it as it continues to provide us with material for research.”
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