Archaeologists have uncovered a unique archaeological ceremony vehicle dating back to the Roman Empire in a villa outside the city of Pompeii, which was buried by a volcanic explosion in 79 AD, according to "Reuters".
Scientists found the almost perfectly preserved four-wheeled chariot made of iron, bronze and tin near the ancient villa horse pens in Civita Juliana, about 700 meters north of the ancient walls of Pompeii.
Massimo Ozana, the outgoing director of the Pompeii archaeological site, said the vehicle was the first of its kind to be discovered in the region after carriages were previously discovered that were used for purposes such as transportation and work.
Pompeii is located 23 kilometers southeast of Naples and was inhabited by 13 thousand people when it was buried by ash, gravel and dirt resulting from a volcanic eruption with a force equivalent to that of many atomic bombs.
The ancient city was buried under volcanic dust, so that its residents freeze in the same conditions they were in before the Vesuvius eruption, making the area a rich source of discoveries for archaeologists.
Archaeological excavations continue at the site in the ancient city of Pompeii near the Italian city of Naples, but the area remains closed to tourists to limit the spread of the Corona virus.