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Hercules & Omphale from Herculaneum, Italy

Fresco of Hercules and Omphale - at the ancient city of Herculaneum, Italy

Ancient Roman painting on a wall of a villa in the buried Roman city of Pompeii, near modern Naples, Italy. 70 AD

*POMPEII, ITALY~Ancient Roman painting on a wall of a villa in the buried Roman city of Pompeii, near modern Naples, Italy.

Sappho (612-545 Bc) Poster Print (24 x 36)

Sappho (612-545 Bc) Poster Print (24 x 36)

Statue of Diana | Pompeii | c. 50-59 | Fresco | Roman | 1st century AD | Museo Archeologico Nazionale | Naples, Italy | Giraudon | The Bridgeman Art Library

Från Pompeii, ca / Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, Italy / Giraudon / The Bridgeman Art Library

Fresco Pompeii, Italy  The Villa of Mysteries a must see. Is it pagan or Christian? You decide.

Etruscan girls fresco at The Villa of Mysteries Pompeya. Note face and movement.

Villa of the Mysteries: Marble statue of Livia.  AD 79 eruption

Villa of the Mysteries: Marble statue of Livia.

Detail of a mosaic from the House of the Faun, Pompeii | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Pompeii ~ Casa del Fauno or House of the Faun ~ Mosaic from the House of the Faun

"Aeneas having his wounds dressed in the presence of Venus. From a wall painting in Pompeii." Museo della Civilta, Rome

House of the Surgeon. Wall Painting, Aeneas having his wounds dressed in the presence of Venus.

II.4.10 Pompeii.  Wall painting with symbols of Dionysus.  Detail of panther attacking snake.  Now in Naples Archaeological Museum.  Inventory number 8795.

II.4.10 Pompeii. Wall painting with symbols of Dionysus. Detail of panther attacking snake. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Inventory number 8795.

In ancient Rome, September 26 was the Festival of Venus Genetrix ("Mother Venus"), and celebrated her role as the ancestress of the Roman people.

In ancient Rome, September 25 was the Festival of Venus Genetrix ("Mother Venus"), and celebrated her role as the ancestress of the Roman people.

Sofiaz Choice: Richly-detailed fresco on an arched ceiling, Pompeii, 79 AD

margadirube: lalulutres: Richly-detailed fresco on an arched ceiling, Pompeii, 79 AD Bliss