PHOTO: Frescoes at House with Large Portal in Herculaneum

PHOTO: Frescoes and Mosaics at House with Large Portal in Herculaneum, Italy

Mosaic floor and wall frescoes in House with Large Portal in the Herculaneum ruins, Italy

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Room in House with Large Portal at the Herculaneum ruins in Italy features wall frescoes with intricate detailed decorative band and a unique mosaic floor. Lost to the world for 1,800 years after being completely covered by volcanic muds during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD, this ancient Roman city was rediscovered in the mid-1700’s and excavated over the next several centuries, revealing a wealthy and highly cultured civilization.

2 Comments on “PHOTO: Frescoes and Mosaics at House with Large Portal in Herculaneum, Italy

    • The history is what fascinates me most, Lauren. Thanks for your comment.

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