Ancient Roman home reopens in Herculaneum after 36-year wait

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One of Italy’s most beautiful ancient Roman houses, which was buried under tonnes of ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, has reopened to the public 36 years after it was shuttered in disrepair.

Using innovative techniques, a team of restorers have saved the sumptuous artwork in the so-called Bicentenary House, a three-storey building in Herculaneum which, like its more famous neighbour Pompeii, was devastated by the nearby volcano.

The house was initially discovered in 1938 and was given its name because it was the 200th anniversary of...


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Ancient Roman home reopens in Herculaneum after 36-year wait


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