Stunning Roman Shrine With Rare Blue Paint Uncovered in Pompeii Find

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It’s Pompeii again, the gift that keeps on giving! A series of discoveries over the last 6 months include a pregnant tortoise, children’s graffiti, a painting of flatbread resembling pizza, and frescoes depicting mythological characters associated with the Trojan War. This week, another stunning discovery has made its mark: an opulent Roman shrine with rare blue paint on the walls.

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Roman Shrine: A Sacrarium of Roman Worship

The room is thought to be a sacrarium, an ancient Roman shrine where ritual activities took place, and sacred objects were housed. In addition to the blue color, the walls are covered with paintings of women believed to represent the four seasons, or Horea, as per a press release.

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