Reunited Pompeii Couple Finds Permanent Home

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Servilia and Lucius Caltilius Pamphilus, the married couple from Pompeii that was virtually reunited on a photomontage following the work of two British researchers, are now forever side by side in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

Following Discovery News story early this month, the 2000-year-old marble puzzle made of several inscribed fragments has been physically pieced together at the museum by Giuseppe Camodeca, professor of Roman history and Latin epigraphy at the University of Naples "L'Orientale."

Broken apart and buried during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79, the pieces belonged to a tomb inscription. They were unearthed in 1813 along the Via dei Sepolcri in Pompeii near a burial tomb known as "Tomb of the Marble Door."

The fragments were then stored in the huge deposits of the National Archaeological Museum of Naples and later reassembled by piecing together six pieces....

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