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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse10 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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Cacique Caribe10 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.


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

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


bsrlee11 Jul 2018 3:34 a.m. PST


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

Cacique Caribe11 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.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse11 Jul 2018 10:59 a.m. PST



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