This undated photo handout on June 24, 2022 by the press office of the Archaeological Park of Pompeii

The Archaeological Site of Pompeii, in Italy, announced this Saturday the discovery of several typical “middle class” dwellings with closets full of objects that had been closed since the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano that devastated the city two millennia ago.

The director of the archaeological site, Gabriel Zuchtriegel, explained in a statement, quoted by Efe, that the discovery of these furnished houses offers information about the middle and lower classes of Pompeii, “the majority of its population, but little represented in the sources”.

The excavation revolves around the so-called Casa del Larario, a luxurious sacred space that saw the light in 2018, and experts have already entered four of the rooms, two on the first floor and another two in the basement, at street level.

Inside, they found countless pieces of furniture and objects that illustrate the life of the “middle class” of Pompeii at the moment when it all ended, when the volcano Vesuvius exploded in the year 79 AD, burying this Roman city for almost two millennia.

In one of the rooms, simple and with a clay floor, perhaps a pantry, there was a cupboard with five shelves and two meters high that still preserves everyday objects such as glasses, plates, ceramics, small containers and amphorae.

The closet is located in the same place it occupied at the time of the eruption and is partially broken, because the weight of the pyroclastic material caused the roof of the house to collapse.

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