The ancient Roman god of fire and metalworking had what name? Juno, Hephaestus, Mars or Vulcan. The fastest was great, the ancient Roman's god of fire was Vulcan.
A lot of the Greco Roman city of Pompeii is still covered in debris, almost 2,000 years after Mt. Vesuvius erupted and buried it. It's last breaths from the year 79 A.D. has been incredibly well preserved under a thick layer of ash and dirt. Today, archeologists continue to uncover the remains of the ancient city.
One of their latest finds is a type of chariot that's never been discovered in Italy before. It's a large four-wheeled chariot. It was made out of iron, bronze, tin and wood and some of the wood along with the imprint of ropes still remains. Not only is the thing remarkably intact, it somehow stayed that way despite the partial collapse of the porch it was housed in.
Researchers say they've found vehicles including chariots in Pompeii before but never one like this. A University of Massachusetts professor interviewed by National Public Radio described the find as a "Lamborghini" of the ancient world. The Archeological Park in Pompeii thinks it was used for ceremonial purposes like parades, festivals, maybe weddings. It's been moved to a laboratory to get cleaned up, restored and reconstructed.
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