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'Enchanted garden' discovered in Pompeii


A house with a room containing a 'lararium', a shrine dedicated to the Lares, protectors of the ancient Roman home, has been discovered in Pompeii and exclusively visited by ANSA.

'Enchanted garden' discovered in Pompeii
'Enchanted garden' discovered in Pompeii
'Enchanted garden' discovered in Pompeii


'Enchanted garden' discovered in Pompeii
'Enchanted garden' discovered in Pompeii
'Enchanted garden' discovered in Pompeii
Credit: La Repubblica
The room, which is incredibly well-preserved and has the largest lararium found to date in Pompeii, is an "enchanted garden", experts said.

'Enchanted garden' discovered in Pompeii
'Enchanted garden' discovered in Pompeii
'Enchanted garden' discovered in Pompeii


'Enchanted garden' discovered in Pompeii
'Enchanted garden' discovered in Pompeii
Credit: La Repubblica
Its walls are painted with snakes, a peacock, golden beasts fighting against a black wild boar, skies decorated with birds, a well, a colored tub and the portrait of a figure that is partly man and partly a dog.

'Enchanted garden' discovered in Pompeii
'Enchanted garden' discovered in Pompeii


'Enchanted garden' discovered in Pompeii
'Enchanted garden' discovered in Pompeii
Credit: La Repubblica
The director of the Pompeii archaeological park, Massimo Osanna, told ANSA that it is "a marvelous, enigmatic room", a treasure "to be studied in-depth".
 
Source: ANSA [October 06, 2018]

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