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The Beautiful Frescos of Pompeii

23 May

I think that most people know the tragic story of Pompeii being buried under volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted, so I will give a brief history before talking about the beautiful frescoes from Pompeii.

POMPEII

The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the commune of Pompeii.

Along with Herculaneum, Pompeii was destroyed and completely burned during a long catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning two days in 79 AD.

The eruption buried Pompeii under 4-6 metres of ash and pumice, and it was lost for nearly l700 years before its accidental rediscovery in l749. Since then its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire.

THE FRESCOES

Freco of a Young Woman from Pompeii

Fresco of a young woman from Pompeii often referred to as ” Sappho “

Fresco with a cupid seller. Found in the Villa Arianna

Fresco with a cupid seller found in the Villa of Arianna at Stabiae

Fresco Birds and Bath Pompeii

Fresco Birds and Bath Pompeii.

Fresco two ladies from Pompeii

Two Ladies Fresco Pompeii

Roman Fresco- Villa Livia

Roman Fresco- Villa-Livia

Ariadne & Dionysus Fresco Pompeii

Ariadne and Dionysus Fresco. Pompeii.

Pompeii frescoes

Large fresco Pompeii.

Fresco from the House of Mysteries

Fresco from the Villa of Mysteries Pompeii

Fresco Villa of the Mysteries Pompeii

From The Villa of Mysteries Pompeii

There are of course, many more of these beautiful frescos from Pompeii, but unfortunately there is not enough room to enter them all on my blog but you have a good idea of how vast an area they covered.

 

 

 

 

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6 responses to “The Beautiful Frescos of Pompeii

  1. Silver in the Barn

    May 23, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Wonderful! I never tire of seeing these faces from the past and imagining those lives. Pompeii was remarkable in every way and I will never forget my visit.

     
    • ritaroberts

      May 24, 2014 at 3:33 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the Pompeii frescoes. They are beautiful. I envy you that you have seen them for real. I must go and see for myself. BTW You have my favorite Westie. dog I love them What is his/her name ? Thanks for reading.

       
      • Silver in the Barn

        May 24, 2014 at 3:59 pm

        Hello Rita, I have two boys and their names are Max and Berkley. Berkley came to us when he was nine and is now fourteen. And Max has been ours since 8 weeks old. Because you love Westies, you may enjoy my post on the Tennessee 7. We are active in Westie rescue and I occasionally post on that topic.

        Re Pompeii: one of the indelible memories of my visit there was the brothels! Some very interesting mosaics – quite graphic in nature – as not everybody traveling through spoke Latin of course. It made for some hilarious commentary from our tour guide. I hope you get to go soon!

         
    • ritaroberts

      May 24, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      I will go and look at your Tennessee 7 now. I am so pleased you deal with rescue Westie’s

       
  2. dorannrule

    May 24, 2014 at 1:38 am

    I too will never forget my visit to Pompeii, a place of never ending fascination. Thanks so much for sharing these stunning frescoes Rita. How lucky we are to witness history this way – and in vivid color!

     
    • ritaroberts

      May 24, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      Hi Dora, You lucky lady having been to Pompeii for real. I keep promising myself I will go.(One day).Its hard to choose a favorite fresco I love them all and there are lots more. I wish I could enter more of them on my blog but the good ones take up too much space. Thanks for reading and your nice comments.

       

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