The fresco, with its colors still remarkably vivid, was discovered Friday during ongoing work to consolidate the ancient city's structures after rains and wear-and-tear in past years caused some ruins to collapse, the tourist site's officials said. We do not guarantee individual replies due to extremely high volume of correspondence. Massive stone crushed Pompeii man trying to flee volcano, archeologists say. This document is subject to copyright. Archeologists have found a fresco in an ancient Pompeii bedroom that depicts a sensual scene of the Roman god Jupiter, disguised as a swan, and a legendary queen of Sparta from Greek mythology. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. The content is provided for information purposes only. Archeologists have found a fresco in an ancient Pompeii bedroom that depicts a sensual scene of the Roman god Jupiter, disguised as a swan, and a legendary queen of Sparta from Greek mythology. The house takes its name from the refined fresco found in a cubicle (bedroom). Neither your address nor the recipient's address will be used for any other purpose. Sensual fresco discovered in ancient Pompeii bedroom, Skeleton of man crushed by stone while fleeing Mount Vesuvius uncovered in Pompeii, Rome wasn't built in a day, but its concrete has lasted centuries, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. The bedroom is located near a corridor by the entranceway of an upscale domus, or home, where another splendid fresco was discovered earlier this year, said the archaeological park, which is part of the Italian Culture Ministry. "Leda watches the spectator with a sensuality that's absolutely pronounced," Osanna told Italian news agency ANSA. Osanna noted the fresco's context of the Greek "myth of love, with an explicit sensuality in a bedroom where, obviously beside sleep, there could be other activities.". The fresco ”Leda e il cigno” (Leda and the swan) discovered last Friday in the Regio V archeological area in Pompeii, near Naples, Italy, is seen Monday, … By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. The figure of Leda being impregnated by the god in swan form was a fairly common home decoration theme in Pompeii and Herculaneum, another town destroyed in A.D. 79 by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius near present-day Naples. But Pompeii archaeological park director Massimo Osanna praised this fresco as exceptional since it was painted to make it appear Leda was looking at whoever saw the fresco upon entering the bedroom. Archaeologists are considering removing both frescos found in the home to a place where "they can be protected and shown to the public," Osanna was quoted as saying. Want to discuss? 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But Pompeii archaeological park director Massimo Osanna praised this fresco as exceptional since it was painted to make it appear Leda was looking at whoever saw the fresco upon entering the bedroom. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. Your feedback will go directly to Science X editors. Osanna noted the fresco's context of the Greek "myth of love, with an explicit sensuality in a bedroom where, obviously beside sleep, there could be other activities.". Archaeologists have found a fresco in an ancient Pompeii bedroom that depicts a sensual scene of the Roman god Jupiter, disguised as a swan, and a legendary queen of Sparta from Greek mythology. House of Leda and the Swan The Domus of Leda and the swan (visible from outside) was found along Via del Vesuvio, during interventions to make the excavation fronts safe and reprofile. sculpture by Timotheos, he said. She was said to have borne children fathered by the god Zeus, the Greek version of Jupiter, and by a mortal king of Sparta. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Privacy Policy Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. The fresco ”Leda e il cigno” (Leda and the swan) discovered last Friday in the Regio V archeological area in Pompeii, near Naples, Italy, is seen Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Leda is an important figure in Greek mythology. Because of safety concerns, unexcavated parts of the domus will probably remain that way, ANSA said. Archaeologists are considering removing both frescos found in the home to a place where "they can be protected and shown to the public," Osanna was quoted as saying.

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