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Roman fresco on back wall of the peristylium from the House of Venus in a Shell (built in the 1st century BCE in Pompeii). The goddess of love is depicted inside a shell, after its birth, according to the myth reported by the Greek poet Hesiod. [800×422]

Roman fresco on back wall of the peristylium from the House of Venus in a Shell (built in the 1st century BCE in Pompeii). The goddess of love is depicted inside a shell, after its birth, according to the myth reported by the Greek poet Hesiod. [800×422]

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1100 year old Christian fresco saved from Faras cathedral, Sudan. [OC]. Sudan had Christian kingdoms for over 700 years. This amazing fresco of young men burning in hell is in Sudan’s national museum. Warsaw also has several. The cathedral is now under the Meroe dam, as is Buhen fortress. Very sad.

1100 year old Christian fresco saved from Faras cathedral, Sudan. [OC]. Sudan had Christian kingdoms for over 700 years. This amazing fresco of young men burning in hell is in Sudan’s national museum. Warsaw also has several. The cathedral is now under the Meroe dam, as is Buhen fortress. Very sad.