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.
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.
Fresco of a young woman from Pompeii often referred to as ” Sappho ”
Fresco with a cupid seller found in the Villa of Arianna at Stabiae
Fresco Birds and Bath Pompeii.
Two Ladies Fresco Pompeii
Roman Fresco- Villa-Livia
Ariadne and Dionysus Fresco. Pompeii.
Large fresco Pompeii.
Fresco from the Villa of 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.