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An Elegant Shrine Rises From The Volcanic Ash Of Pompeii

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An ancient shrine swallowed by the ashes of Mount Vesuvius almost 2,000 years ago has been uncovered in the ancient city of Pompeii.
The shrine’s walls were painted in a deep blood-red color,” said Osanna, and brought to life with the wonderfully flowing Roman illusionistic style depicting enchanted garden scenes of bright green leafy trees, coiled and twisting serpents, peacocks, birds and bulls. On one wall of the shrine a man is depicted “with a dog’s head” which experts believe is “a Romanized version of the Egyptian god Anubis,” according to the New York Times report. And the shrine was also decorated “with paintings of eggs” which is an ancient Roman symbol of fertility.”
The shrine in Pompeii was decorated with classic Roman imagery

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Roman murals are so vibrant and beautiful after 2000 years, imagine what they looked like when they were in use!
 

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