Help support TMP

"Pompeii horse skeleton restored after decades of neglect" Topic

3 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

Please don't call someone a Nazi unless they really are a Nazi.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Ancients Media Message Board

Areas of Interest


Featured Hobby News Article

Featured Link

Top-Rated Ruleset

Commands & Colors: Ancients

Rating: gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star 

Featured Showcase Article

Little Lost Dinosaur

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian discovers a lost dinosaur.

Featured Workbench Article

Current Poll

775 hits since 18 May 2022
©1994-2024 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

TMP logo


Please sign in to your membership account, or, if you are not yet a member, please sign up for your free membership account.
Tango0118 May 2022 4:27 p.m. PST

"The skeleton of a horse found at Pompeii in 1938 that was damaged by being on mounted display at the site is being restored. The horse was unearthed by archaeologist Amedeo Maiuri, director of Pompeii from 1924 until 1961, in an area south Via dell'Abbondanza believed to have been a stable. The excavation revealed a small square masonry structure, likely a manger. A little ways away the skull of an equine emerged, followed by the neck and vertebrae. Beneath them, the rest of the body ribs and legs were found. It was a horse 4'5″ at the withers, which was used to haul goods.

The approach taken to such discoveries at the time was the display them in the original context where they were found, in keeping with the "museumization" effort to convert the archaeological site into one big open-air museum. The horse skeleton was therefore mounted in a standing position on a metal armature. It was left in place and neglected for decades. Some of the bones have degraded and the metal support oxidized, staining the bones in contact with it…"


More here



Just a painter19 May 2022 6:26 a.m. PST

Very cool. Thanks for posting.

Tango0119 May 2022 3:27 p.m. PST

No mention my friend….


Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.