BURIED BY VESUVIUS, THIS ANCIENT VILLA IS AN OVERLOOKED ALTERNATIVE TO POMPEII by Susan Van Allen

Frescoes of vibrant gold, cinnabar red, and Egyptian blue adorn the walls, with painted columns and decorations that create a dazzling three-dimensional effect. As you zigzag deeper, artists from thousands of years ago enchant with images of peacocks, sphinxes, a rosy cake on a pedestal, Greek temples, and a masterful still life of pomegranates in a glass bowl

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