Roman paintings found in Pompeii 2,000 years after volcanic eruption

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A painting of Paris and Helen of Troy has recently been recovered in a long-lost dining room in Pompeii.

Rare, centuries-old Roman paintings discovered in the ruins of Pompeii.

These frescoes were found in a dining room of the ruined city, buried under ash after a catastrophic volcanic eruption in 79 AD. The room, approximately 50 feet long and 20 feet wide, opened onto a courtyard with a roofless room and a long staircase that connected. According to the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, first floor.

Archaeologists have described the room as magnificent and it is surrounded by beautiful black walls and decorations displaying mythological character themes inspired by the Trojan War. The site was discovered in Block No. 10, the ninth section of the site, which was recently excavated, the museum said in a news release.

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