Ancient chariot found in Pompeii, Italy

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An ancient chariot has been found in Pompeii, Italy.

The four-wheeled carriage was found near a stable where three horses were uncovered back in 2018.

Experts believe it was likely used in festivities and parades.

Pleasingly the chariot was in exceptional condition will help researchers and scientists.

Pompeii is a city that was engulfed by a volcanic eruption from Mount Vesuvius in AD79.

The volcanic eruption buried the city in a thick layer of ash, preserving many of its residents and buildings.

The chariot was found in a double-level area connected to stables on the north of the walls of the ancient city.

Archaeologists say efforts to safely free the chariot took weeks after it first emerged during an excavation effort on 7 January.

The ancient city lies around 23km to the south-east of Naples, is a Unesco world heritage site.

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