Fresco of Helen of Troy uncovered at Pompeii


Nearly 2,000 years since it was buried by volcanic rubble, the lost city of Pompeii is yielding even more impressive discoveries.

According to, archeologists have uncovered incredibly preserved ‘fresco’ paintings on a wall at a former private residence along Via di Nola, one of Pompeii’s longest streets.

The stunning artwork that depicts Helen of Troy, meeting Paris, prince of Troy, for the first time, was also among them.

According to legend, the resulting elopement between the two sparked the Trojan War of the 12th century BC. 

It’s one of many buried treasures found at the Italian former city, which was famously destroyed in AD 79 by the lethal eruption of Mount Vesuvius





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