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Ancient Roman painting buried for thousands of years after Vesuvius eruption gets a new life

    Léa Surugue
    By Léa Surugue
    August 21, 2017 10:00 BST


An ancient Roman painting that remained buried in volcanic ash for nearly 1,800 years has only just revealed its true beauty.

Scientists have used a new type of high-resolution imagery to give life to the artwork, which had long been forgotten after one of the most famous volcanic eruptions in history – Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ancient-roman-painting-buried-thousands-years-after-vesuvius-eruption-gets-new-life-1635682
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