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Ancient Roman villa in Positano to open in July


An ancient Roman villa that was preserved in perfect condition by volcanic lava in the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 will open to the public in July, officials said Friday.

Ancient Roman villa in Positano to open in July
A Roman villa buried eight metres below an Italian church on Italy's sun-kissed Amalfi coast, is set to open to the public
for the first time in July [Credit: ANSA]
The luxurious villa was discovered last year under the Santa Maria dell'Assunta church in the village of Positano on the Amalfi Coast.

Ancient Roman villa in Positano to open in July
Ancient Roman villa in Positano to open in July
Ancient Roman villa in Positano to open in July
Ancient Roman villa in Positano to open in July
Ancient Roman villa in Positano to open in July
The fresco-covered Roman villa was perfectly preserved by AD 79 Vesuvius eruption 
[Credit: L'Espresso]
"It is a perfectly preserved archeological treasure of enormous artistic value," said Culture Undersecretary Antimo Cesaro of the villa extending under a great part of what is now central Positano and all the way to the beach. It has perfectly preserved frescoes, vases and other objects.

Source: ANSA [May 16, 2016]
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