Conservators at the Villa of the Mysteries, Pompeii

(Pasquale Sorrentino)
The stunning frescoes of the Villa of the Mysteries include one room with a painted frieze widely considered to depict an initiation rite into the cult of Dionysus, the god of wine, pictured at the center of this panel.

“Saving the Villa of the Mysteries: Beneath the surface of Pompeii’s most famous house,” By JARRETT A. LOBELL, Monday, February 10, 2014

Archaeology, A publication of the Archaeological Institute of America 

1 thought on “Conservators at the Villa of the Mysteries, Pompeii

  1. Emma Eichenberger

    I love how this perfectly compliments the article that we read for our paper! Conservation of these frescoes are crucial to its survival, but it’s always scary to know that a lot of damage has been done already through centuries of environmental events and human interaction without proper care. It is upsetting to know that we can’t preserve these forever, but I’m glad archaeologists are trying to preserve them the best that they can and using the methods that were used back then, such as the wax mixture to save the pigmentation of the art.


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