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Villa with Mysteries

Local name: Villa dei Misteri

Roman villa from the 2nd century BC located outside the defensive walls of Pompeii. It was built as a farm, and after the earthquake of 65 AD it was decorated with elaborate frescoes depicting the Dionysian mysteries.

In the main hall, the circumference of which is 17 m to a height of 3 m, there is a composition with 29 figures depicting the course of the entire mysteries. The villa also features frescoes with Egyptian motifs, scenes of dances with satire and architectural elements.


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    Villa with Mysteries map
    Via Villa dei Misteri 280045 Pompei , Italy