After 20 years of restoration work, the House of the Vettii, Domus Vettiorum in Latin, was inaugurated last week in Pompeii, the famous Roman city buried under the ashes of Vesuvius in the year 79.
This luxurious residence, which probably belonged to two former slaves who became rich through the wine trade, is one of the most beautiful in Pompeii, in particular because of its wall decorations, including the famous fresco of Priapus with excessive sex or that of the room of Pentheus representing Hercules child crushing two snakes.
The casa dei Vettii, which offers an exceptional glimpse of daily life in the 1st century, had partially reopened in 2016 before being closed again for the final restoration of the frescoes, the floor and the colonnades.
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