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Scientists discovered colored burial chamber in Cumae

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Cumae is considered to be the oldest Greek city in the western Mediterranean Sea. It was founded in the mid-VIII century BCE. Over the past years, archaeologists have conducted research and excavations, focusing precisely on this city, and especially the Greek sanctuary, road or necropolis – found in the meantime. Among the next discoveries were burial chambers, which unfortunately were raided in the 19th century. Researchers estimated, on the basis of preserved remnants, that graves are dated back to the second century BCE and that belonged to rich families.

A fragment of a fresco in the gorb\'s commander in Cumae has been  preserved Researchers are surprised by the quality of the preserved paintings in the newly discovered chamber. The discovery will allow to broaden knowledge about Roman art. To protect the frescoes, those were removed from the walls, and subsequent fragments joined together to recreate the appearance of frescoes.

Excavations were carried out thanks to financial support from the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and several foundations.


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