Pompeii Treasure Trove Revealed

In 2000, archaeologists working on a Roman bath at the site of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii, Italy, were thrilled to discover a wicker basket containing a treasure trove of silver artifacts.

The basket held a 20-piece Roman silver dining set including plates and cups. The pieces have been cleaned and will eventually go on display at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

Thanks to Lord Zachariah von Marksburgh for the story contribution.