ROMAN PALACE’S STUNNING CEILING DESTROYED 2,000 YEARS AGO IS FINALLY RESTORED FROM FLECKS OF PAINT by Daisy Dunne

The roof of a seaside Roman palace destroyed by a volcanic eruption more than 2,000 years ago has been restored by scientists.
Broken timber from the brightly-coloured three-story building was unearthed by archaeologists working on a beach near the ruined city of Herculaneum in Italy.
Scientists were able to restore the palace’s red, blue, yellow and green roof tiles by analysing paint traces from the recovered timber.

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