Tag: Pompeii

  • Project to shore up Pompeii yields stunning black banquet hall, with frescoes of Trojan War figures

    Project to shore up Pompeii yields stunning black banquet hall, with frescoes of Trojan War figures

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    ROME — Archaeologists excavating new sites in Pompeii have uncovered a sumptuous banquet hall decorated with intricately frescoed mythological characters inspired by the Trojan War, officials said Thursday. The hall, which features a mosaic floor, was uncovered as part of a project to shore up the areas dividing the excavated and unexcavated parts of Pompeii,…

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  • Striking Roman paintings uncovered in Pompeii after nearly 2,000 years

    Striking Roman paintings uncovered in Pompeii after nearly 2,000 years

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    Buried and unseen for nearly 2,000 years, a series of striking paintings showing Helen of Troy and other Greek heroes has been uncovered in the ruined Roman town of Pompeii. Discovered inside what archaeologists described as a “spectacular dining room” with unusual black walls, the remarkably well-preserved frescoes were inspired by the Trojan War, as…

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  • Pompeii skeletons discovered show deadly Vesuvius earthquake

    Pompeii skeletons discovered show deadly Vesuvius earthquake

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    Two newly discovered skeletons found at the doomed Roman town of Pompeii show that the most famous volcanic eruption of the ancient world also posed a less well-known threat: earthquakes. The Italian Cultural Ministry on Tuesday revealed the bodies of two men, both probably in their 50s, who died in an earthquake triggered by the…

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