Frescoes at Villa di Poppaea Sabina in ancient Oplontis, now known as Torre Annunziata, Italy. Here the Oecus (main living room of a Roman house) scene depicts a false door leading to sanctuary dedicated to Apollo and family ancestors, where a sacrificial tripod stands on pedestal column. The villa, which was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, is believed to have been owned by Poppaea Sabina, the second wife of Emperor Nero.
2 thoughts on “PHOTO: Frescoes at Villa di Poppaea Sabina in Torre Annunziata, Italy”
Amazing to think the fresco has survived a volcanic eruption and on through the ages and we still get to see it. Great photo.
I had the same reaction, Lyn. How I wish I could be an observer someday at a site where they are uncovering these kinds of artworks, just so I could see how it’s done.