Roman fresco from Herculaneum. The original yellow color, under the influence of high temperature caused by the Vesuvius eruption in 79 CE, changed its color to red-orange. [800×533]

Roman fresco from Herculaneum. The original yellow color, under the influence of high temperature caused by the Vesuvius eruption in 79 CE, changed its color to red-orange. [800×533]

Roman fresco depicting a chariot race. Object found in Pompeii; Casa delle Quadrighe (VII 2, 25). Now located in the Naples Museum. Dated back to 1st century CE. [564×348]

Roman fresco depicting a chariot race. Object found in Pompeii; Casa delle Quadrighe (VII 2, 25). Now located in the Naples Museum. Dated back to 1st century CE. [564×348]

Roman fresco showing Apollo’s declaration of love for Daphne, the girl’s vain attempt to flee and her capture by the god. Object found in Pompeii. Currently located in National Archaeological Museum, Naples. [618×728]

Roman fresco showing Apollo’s declaration of love for Daphne, the girl’s vain attempt to flee and her capture by the god. Object found in Pompeii. Currently located in National Archaeological Museum, Naples. [618×728]

Roman fresco showing Menander (IV-III century BCE). He was a Greek dramatist, who wrote 108 comedies. Object located in House of Menander in Pompeii. [899×728]

Roman fresco showing Menander (IV-III century BCE). He was a Greek dramatist, who wrote 108 comedies. Object located in House of Menander in Pompeii. [899×728]

(OS) Before and after of a restoration to a fresco of Hercules grasping the centaur Nessus by the hair. Casa di Giasone, Pompeii, 1st century CE. [5370 x 3500]

(OS) Before and after of a restoration to a fresco of Hercules grasping the centaur Nessus by the hair. Casa di Giasone, Pompeii, 1st century CE. [5370 x 3500]

(OS) Before and after of a digital restoration to a third style fresco depicting Pan playing the pan flute and with an animal skin cloak draped over one arm accompanied by either nymphs or muses, one of them playing a seven-stringed lyre. 1st century CE. (5329 x 3500)

(OS) Before and after of a digital restoration to a third style fresco depicting Pan playing the pan flute and with an animal skin cloak draped over one arm accompanied by either nymphs or muses, one of them playing a… Continue Reading

Roman fresco showing the punishment of Dirce. She was wife of Lycus – king of Thebes. Fresco was found House of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, VII, 4, 56 in Pompeii. Dated to I century CE. Currently located in Naples, National Archaeological Museum. [564×697]

Roman fresco showing the punishment of Dirce. She was wife of Lycus – king of Thebes. Fresco was found House of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, VII, 4, 56 in Pompeii. Dated to I century CE. Currently located in Naples,… Continue Reading

Roman fresco shoiwng scene of dressing a priestess or bride. Found in the palaestra of the Forum Baths at Herculaneum. Dated back to I century CE. [564×559]

Roman fresco shoiwng scene of dressing a priestess or bride. Found in the palaestra of the Forum Baths at Herculaneum. Dated back to I century CE. [564×559]

In Pompeii, a Roman fresco showing Leda with a swan was discovered. The fresco was in the bedroom (cubiculum) in the house at Via del Vesuvio. [320×480]

In Pompeii, a Roman fresco showing Leda with a swan was discovered. The fresco was in the bedroom (cubiculum) in the house at Via del Vesuvio. [320×480]

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Roman fresco showing Thetis (mother of Achilles), whose image is reflected in the shield. Below Hephaestus has made for Achilles golden armour. Object located in Pompeii (IX, 1,7). [814×728]

Roman fresco showing Thetis (mother of Achilles), whose image is reflected in the shield. Below Hephaestus has made for Achilles golden armour. Object located in Pompeii (IX, 1,7). [814×728]

Roman fresco showing Icarus fall into the sea. In the background you can also see a fortified coastal city and amphitheater. The object is located in Pompeii; it is dated to the half of the 1st century CE. [700×690]

Roman fresco showing Icarus fall into the sea. In the background you can also see a fortified coastal city and amphitheater. The object is located in Pompeii; it is dated to the half of the 1st century CE. [700×690]