NEWLY RESTORED HOUSE IN POMPEII OFFERS GLIMPSE OF ELITE LIFE

Jan 10, 2023

By Jeremy Logan

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The newly restored remains of an opulent ancient house in Pompeii provide visitors with a rare glimpse into domestic life in the doomed Roman city.

After 20 years of restoration, the House of Vettii, or Domus Vettiorum as its Latin name is known, will be formally unveiled on Tuesday.

Given fresh life were frescoes from the latest fashion in Pompeii wall decoration before the flourishing city was buried under the volcanic ash spewing from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

The restoration of the home is yet another sign of Pompeii’s rebirth after decades of modern bureaucratic neglect, flooding, and pillaging by thieves looking for artefacts to sell.

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