Buried Treasure

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A view of a chariot that was found in Civita Giuliana, north of Pompeii. (Parco Archeologico di Pompei/The Associated Press)
A view of a chariot that was found in Civita Giuliana, north of Pompeii. (Parco Archeologico di Pompei/The Associated Press)

In January, archaeologists discovered a Roman chariot near Naples, Italy. The large four-wheeled chariot was almost 2000 years old, but it was intact and beautifully decorated.

How did it survive? Why is it in such perfect condition?

It was found in Pompeii under metres of volcanic ash.

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