Saturday, July 11, 2015

Roman Frescoes from Arles

Archaeologists from the Museum of Ancient Arles in southern France have announced the discovery of frescoes from a villa they have been excavating since last year. The frescoes date to between 70 and 20 BCE. (Above, a woman playing a harp.)

Some of the fresco panels are substantially intact, but there are also 12,000 fragments that the excavators hope to reassemble, although they admit it might take a decade.

The villa where these were found was part of a lavish neighborhood, and the excavators plan to move on to another one next year.

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