IN VOLCANIC ASH
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[ July 18th 2005 ]
sifting through volcanic ash in Pompeii have unearthed
fine silver goblets and decorated cups thought
to belong to an ancient Roman dining set, Associated
excavated in 2000, the bounty was found in the
ruins of a thermal bath near the remains of the
Roman city, said Pietro Giovanni Guzzo, head of
Pompeii's archaeological office.
have spent the last five years extracting and
restoring the 20 pieces of silver that were left
behind by their owners as they fled the eruption,
Guzzo told Associated Press as he presented the
treasure to authorities and the media in Rome.
have ear-marked the items for further study in
the hope of learning more about the city's economic
status at the time of its destruction.