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PHOTO: Inner Courtyard of the National Museum of Archeology in Naples, Italy

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Inner courtyard of the National Museum of Archeology in Naples, Italy, which houses most of the major finds from the excavations of Herculaneum and Pompeii, including a “Secret Room” that contains all the erotic art discovered at the two sites. No visit to…

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PHOTO: Excavation Reveals Large Taberna at Herculaneum, Italy

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Large Taberna at Herculaneum is an ancient version of our fast food restaurants, as Romans always took their lunch outside of the home. A variety of dishes were held in large clay pots sunk into counters that faced the street. Customers would order…

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PHOTO: Ariadne Abandones Painting Discovered at Herculaneum, Italy

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Ariadne Abandones painting found during excavations at the Roman ruins in Herculaneum, Italy is one of the few paintings left behind by French Bourbons who rediscovered the city in the mid-18th century. They riddled the area with tunnels, in search of ancient art…

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PHOTO: Ruins of the House of the Wooden Partition at Herculaneum, Italy

Click on above photo to view it in large format: House of the Wooden Partition at the Roman ruins of Herculaneum, Italy is named for the series of folding panels that closed off the atrium from the main living area. Decoratively carved, with metal rings and supports for hanging oil-lamps, the doors were…

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PHOTO: Magnificent Entrance at House of Large Portal in Herculaneum, Italy

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Looking through the magnificent brick columns and lintel at the House of Large Portal in Herculaneum, Italy, to the beautifully preserved frescoes that decorate the walls of the inner courtyard and rooms. The entrance was built after the earthquake in 62 AD, reusing…

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

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