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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 4:18 p.m. PST

… secret tunnels under Pompeii

"Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a military horse entombed in the volcanic ash of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii.


The "extraordinary" discovery came after authorities were alerted to illegal excavations by tomb raiders near the ruins of the ancient city in August last year.

Secret tunnels dug by criminal artefact hunters led researchers to a stable buried north of the Pompeii archaeological park…."

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Amicalement
Armand

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 8:49 p.m. PST

These local tomb robbers (let's not call them raiders) have been doing this for centuries, providing collectors black market pieces. They really don't care one bit about the history their history that they are destroying in the process.

And apparently, after all these centuries, the local authorities still can't figure out who these local families are and have come up with any efficient way to stop the looting of their own country. I think that's really the mind boggling part.

Dan

Twilight Samurai Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 9:32 p.m. PST

They can't be that hard to spot in a crowd.

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bsrlee11 Jul 2018 3:34 a.m. PST

Dan

Local Authorities…Local Families. Could there be some sort of connection there?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 3:56 a.m. PST

Yep. My thoughts exactly.

And I'm sure that the local politicians and bosses have very nice artifact collections/showrooms.

Dan

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 10:59 a.m. PST

(smile)

Amicalement
Armand

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