Arab Times

Ancient thoroughbr­ed racehorse:


Excavation in Pompeii has unearthed a stable with what appears to be the final resting place of an ancient racehorse.

Pompeii officials on Thursday displayed a cast of the horse, which appeared to have been lying on its left flank when it died.

Naples daily Il Mattino quoted archaeolog­ist Greta Stefani as saying the shape of the horse was represente­d by a vacuum, created by the decay of organic material.

Pompeii director Massimo Osanna said the animal was a thoroughbr­ed likely used for races, not farm work.

Parts of the sprawling city destroyed by

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