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PHOTO: House of the Relief of Telephus in Herculaneum, Italy

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Discs hanging between pillars at House of the Relief of Telephus in Herculaneum are plaster casts of marble carvings designed to ward off evil. The estate was a veritable palace in Roman days, and was believed to be home to Marcus Nonius Balbus,…

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PHOTO: Relief of the Myth of Telephus at Herculaneum, Italy

Click on above photo to view it in large format: At Herculaneum, relief of the Myth of Telephus shows son of Hercules, mythical founder of city that was buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Today it is displayed on the wall of one of the major estates that was excavated in the…

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PHOTO: House of Argus at Herculaneum, Italy

Click on above photo to view it in large format: House of Argus, a rich estate at Herculaneum, Italy that was buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD, includes this garden surrounded by a portico supported by columns. Above, modern day houses are proof that the city was totally buried…

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PHOTO: Hall of the Augustals at the Roman Ruins of Herculaneum, Italy

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Hall of the Augustals at the ruins of the Roman city of Herculaneum, was a gathering place for freed slaves, who worshiped the emperor Augustus. The fresco on the left wall of the center cubicle depicts Hercules at Olympus, accompanied by Jupiter, Juno,…

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PHOTO: Courtyard in House of the Black Room at Herculaneum Ruins in Italy

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Courtyard in the House of the Black Room at Herculaneum features a colonnaded central garden surrounded by distinctive black and white mosaic walkways. The extremely luxurious house, which contained numerous rooms covered in elaborate frescoed walls and ceilings, was one of many destroyed…

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PHOTO: Stunning Art in House of the Black Room at Herculaneum, Italy

Click on above photo to view it in large format: The Black Room, for which House of the Black Room at Herculaneum is named, demonstrates level of sophistication reached by this ancient Italian city that was wiped out by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Herculaneum was a community of seaside…

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