ROMA – Archaeologists have found a fresco in an old Pompeii bedroom that shows a sensual scene of the Roman…
ROMA – Archaeologists have found a fresco in an old Pompeii bedroom that shows a sensual scene of the Roman god Jupiter, disguised as a swan and a legendary queen of Sparta from Greek mythology.
But the pompeiian archaeological park giant Massimo Osanna praised this fresco as outstanding as it was painted to make it look. Leda looked at the one who saw the fresco when he entered the bedroom.
“L you look at the spectator Osanna told the Italian news agency ANSA.
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Fresco’s details include a depiction of Leda that protects the swan with his coat when the bird sits on her shot
Osanna noted the fresco context of the Greek “myth of love, with an express sensuality in a bedroom where there could obviously be other activities besides sleep. “
Fresco, with its colors still remarkably alive, was discovered Friday during ongoing work to consolidate the old city’s structures after rain and wear in recent years caused some ruins to collapse, the tourist agency officials said.
The bedroom is located near a corridor at the entrance of an exclusive domus or home, where another amazing fresco was discovered earlier this year, said the archaeological park, which is part of the Italian Ministry of Culture.
Lead is an important figure in Greek mythology. She is said to have born children born of god Zeus, the Greek version of Jupiter, and of a deadly king in Sparta. According to the myth, her children included the beautiful Helen of Troy and the twins Castor and Pollux.
Osanna said that a hypothesis is that the owner’s home was a wealthy businessman who wanted to give the impression that he was culturally advanced by integrating myth-inspired frescoes. The artist appeared inspired by a 4th century B.C. Timotheos sculpture, he said.
Due to security issues, unexcavaded parts of the domus are likely to be, ANSA said. Archaeologists are considering removing both frescoes in their homes to a place where “they can be protected and shown to the public,” says Osanna.
Pompeii’s scattered, partly excavated land is one of Italy’s main tourist attractions. 19659022] Autoplay