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Fresco Pompeii, Italy The Villa of Mysteries a must see. Is it pagan or Christian? You decide.

Fresco of the mystery ritual from Pompeii - detail with dancing menad

A new study by Italy's National Science Foundation (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) has determined that the famous "Pompeian red," the brilliant red coloring many of the famous frescoed walls of Pompeii, was actually ochre/yellow. According to the study, the yellow color was rendered intense red by the hot gasses emitted during the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79.

Flora Picking Flowers by the Sea. Fresco found in the ruins of Pompeii, Italy.

Pompeii / Via del Mercurio / Fountain / Mercury's head |

*POMPEII, ITALY ~ Bronze pitcher with anthropomorphic handle, from Pompeii, Campania, Italy. Roman civilisation, 1st century BC. Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale

Roman Era Fresco Depicting Selene