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Tomb of a wealthy Pompeiian uncovered


Manwon Lender
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An intriguing tomb has been discovered at the Porta Sarno necropolis, to the east of the centre of Pompeii. The excavation, carried out by the Archaeological Park of Pompeii and the University of Valencia, revealed a large 1st-century AD stone tomb, with some paint preserved on its side – traces of green plants on a blue background. Its pediment has a marble slab bearing an inscription naming the deceased, Marcus Venerius Secundio. This man is also mentioned in the wax tablets found at the house of the Pompeiian banker Caecilius Iucundus on Via Vesuvio. He was a former public slave, who once worked as a custodian of the Temple of Venus, and went on to gain some wealth, as reflected by the scale of his resting place.

https://the-past.com/news/tomb-of-a-wealthy-pompeiian-uncovered/

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4 hours ago, Manwon Lender said:

An intriguing tomb has been discovered at the Porta Sarno necropolis, to the east of the centre of Pompeii. The excavation, carried out by the Archaeological Park of Pompeii and the University of Valencia, revealed a large 1st-century AD stone tomb, with some paint preserved on its side – traces of green plants on a blue background. Its pediment has a marble slab bearing an inscription naming the deceased, Marcus Venerius Secundio. This man is also mentioned in the wax tablets found at the house of the Pompeiian banker Caecilius Iucundus on Via Vesuvio. He was a former public slave, who once worked as a custodian of the Temple of Venus, and went on to gain some wealth, as reflected by the scale of his resting place.

https://the-past.com/news/tomb-of-a-wealthy-pompeiian-uncovered/

Here are some links with additional information and photos. I remember Mary Beard mentioning him in one her documentaries and lectures.

Marcus Venerius Secundio - Wikipedia

The tomb of Marcus Venerius Secundio discovered at Porta Sarno with mummified human remains - Pompeii Sites

Marcus Venerius, the new patron who emerges from the ruins of Pompeii | Summer Magazine - Digis Mak

 

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18 minutes ago, Hammerclaw said:

Thanks very much, I really appreciate it and I think many others will also.:tu:

 

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1 hour ago, Hammerclaw said:

Thanks again those links do add a lot of additional information that wasn't in the original article in the OP

Many Thanks

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