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New Discovery at Pompeii
Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:49 am
Re: New Discovery at Pompeii
Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:52 pm
On Thursday, the mythological figure of Narcissus re-emerged to the public from his perch on a wall in Pompeii, where archaeologists announced they had uncovered a remarkably well-preserved fresco depicting his story: The hunter who fell in love with his reflection in a pool.
The fresco was unearthed in a home where, last November, archaeologists excavated a bedroom fresco of Greek mythology, the rape of Leda by the god Zeus in the form of a swan. Both works survived the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D., which buried the Roman city of Pompeii in fire, pumice and ash.
tl;dr - found a fresco of Narcissus, legendary first taker of selfies