Frescoes in the Villa dei Misteri at Pompeii is notable for the extensive frescoes that survived the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Though their purpose has been hotly debated, the consensus is that they were used to instruct young women about to be married.

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Frescoes in the Villa dei Misteri at Pompeii are among the most notable that survived the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Though their purpose has been hotly debated, informational literature provided at Pompeii stated that they were likely used to instruct young women about to be married.