As announced on Saturday by officials at the Pompeii archaeological site in Italy that they made an excellent discovery of an intact ceremonial chariot.
The discovery was made with numerous other important discoveries made in the same area outside the park near Naples while investigating an illegal dig.
The chariot was found in the ruins of a settlement north of Pompeii outside its wall parked in the portico of a stable where the remains of three horses earlier were discovered.
According to the Archaeological Park of Pompeii the chariot is an exceptional discovery as it represents a unique find never discovered before in Italy until now and in an excellent state of preservation.
The cart made up of iron elements, bronze decorations, and mineralized wooden remains were discovered by the archaeologists.
Pompeii was destroyed in 79 AD due to Mount Vesuvius’s volcanic eruption. The chariot has not destroyed the walls and roof of the structure it was in collapsed and also survived been looted by modern-day antiquities thieves.
The chariot was found on the grounds of significant ancient villas in the area around Vesuvius that had a panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea.
According to the archaeologists, the cart was used for festivities and parades as well as to carry brides to their new homes as it is a ceremonial chariot.
Chariots used for daily life or the transport of agricultural products have been earlier discovered at Pompeii.