Protecting Pompeii

Pompeii, one of the most fascinating cities in Europe, famous for being frozen in time due to the eruption of Vesuvius, is once again teaching us.  This time it’s about tiles.  Here, heritage scientists have examined how various coloured tiles were created using methods that are as non-invasive as possible. The site is well known for its wonderfully preserved features, such as artworks and intricate mosaics, giving us a keen insight into the lives, styles, and interiors from individuals 2000 years ago. Two mosaics were chosen from The House of Gilded Cupids, a home once owned by a wealthy family in Pompeii.

Image source: © Iker Marcaida et al 2019
Image source: © Iker Marcaida et al 2019

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