Pompeii unveils Roman kiss for Valentine's day

Started by gash, February 15, 2017, 02:04:44 pm

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The lava may have cooled 2,000 years ago but Pompeii is a hot destination this Valentine's day with a special opening of the exceptionally preserved House of the Chaste Lovers.

This rich baker's dwelling, complete with garden, stables, mill and a sumptuous fresco of a tender kiss, stands on via dell'Abbondanza, the once-bustling thoroughfare of this ancient Roman city.

It also boasts the grinning skeletons of petrified mules caught in the 79AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Visitors will be able to snatch a rare glimpse this weekend of the 1500-square metre (16,000 square foot) site.

After February 14 it will close its doors again for a four-year restoration as part of a multi-million euro Pompeii preservation project.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/pompeii-unveils-roman-kiss-for-valentine-s-day/article/485540#ixzz4Yl6Nlu8B
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