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Saving the Villa of the Mysteries

The moment the Villa of the Mysteries was discovered in spring 1909, it was at risk. Once protected by a layer of at least 30 feet of the volcanic ash and soil that had fallen on Pompeii in A.D. 79, the villa’s stunning decoration was immediately exposed to potential damage from the elements and earthquakes, one of which occurred a bit more than a month after excavations began.

read more Saving the Villa of the Mysteries – Archaeology Magazine.

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This entry was posted on September 24, 2014 by in Archaeology.

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