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How the Wealthy of Pompeii Protected Their Valuables

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How the Wealthy of Pompeii Protected Their Valuables

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In ancient Pompeii, wealthy residents of the city took extraordinary measures to guard their valuables. One such measure found in the ruins, was a Roman strongbox with a four-stage locking mechanism.

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The ancient Roman city of Pompeii is best known for the volcanic eruption that both buried and preserved it. Now, experts are reexamining a 2,000-year-old crime scene that suggests this was a city where the fear of death loomed long before Mount Vesuvius covered it in ash. Delve into a world of lawlessness, political intrigue, and underworld godfathers.

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