The street Egiziaca in Naples, is now the construction of a new metro line, archaeologists discovered the remains of ancient amphorae newborns, reports Corriere del Mezzogiorno. They were found at four meters underground. According to scientists, it is a burial poor residents of Naples, made outside the city walls in the IV-V century AD Premature to bury the dead children were then used amphorae.
According to archaeologists, the amphorae buried children less wealthy people, since it was cheaper than the graves in marble sarcophagi. The average life expectancy then was 30 years and infant mortality was in order. Newborns often die of respiratory diseases, plague and malaria.
Category: Archaeological discoveries