Experts discover archaeological surprise beneath Pompeii

Archaeologists from Basilicata University in Italy are excavating part of the southwestern edge of Pompeii, revealing a civilization that predates even the Romans.

Beneath the well-known ruins of Pompeii, a city that was destroyed in the year 79 CE by the eruption of Vesivius, archeaologists looking for Pompeii's original harbor found remnants of a pre-Roman civilization: the Samnites.

Contributed by Zachariah von Marksburgh