As it turned out, Pompeii solved far not all the ancient city has something to please not only archaeologists, but also the world community.
So in the ruins of Pompeii, the archaeologists were able to discover two thousand years of the mural, which depicts a scene of copulation of Leda, wife of Spartan king Tyndareus and the God Zeus in the guise of a Swan. This artistic theme was popular in ancient times and in the Renaissance. About it reports the Israeli edition of Haaretz.
The mural found on the wall of bedrooms of a residential building on the street of Vesuvius (via del Vesuvio) on the wall of a Roman Villa of a wealthy merchant who has been buried under a layer of ash during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 ad. Room located next to the corridor, where in 1998 he found another well-known obscene mural of the God of fertility Priapus.
It depicts Leda, on his knees which sits a Swan, pressing his neck to her breast half-naked women. In this opinion the LEDs is directed at the viewer. According to scientists, the mural is different from other similar paintings is the fact that it depicts an erotic scene.
The story of Leda and the Swan was especially popular in the art of the XVI century. Popular was he in Pompeii and Herculaneum, similar images archaeologists found in the other houses of these cities.
Fresco with brilliant colors and well visible details. The Director of the Archaeological Park of Pompeii Massimo Osanna called the find “exceptional and unique” and “the last miracle of Pompeii”.
According to Greek mythology, Leda was struck by its beauty Zeus, which took the form of a Swan and in this form took possession of the woman. She became pregnant and laid eggs from which came Helen of Troy, which happened later than the Trojan war, and the brothers Pollux and castor.
Note the catastrophic eruption of mount Vesuvius occurred in 79 ad and buried under a layer of volcanic ash, the Italian city of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae. Excavations in Pompeii have been going on for over 150 years, the next stage in the area of the Regio V began at the end of March 2018.
We will remind, the researchers were able to detect the sign on the wall that helped to name the exact date of the eruption of Vesuvius.
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