What does the image of a sphynx with a female head a feline body and big wings tell us about...

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What does the image of a sphynx with a female head a feline body and big wings tell us about Pompeii circa 79?

Pompeii:

In AD 79, the volcano of Mt. Vesuvius exploded and buried the Roman city of Pompeii in thick ash. This helped it survive through the centuries, making it possible for archaeologists to study the city and its artifacts.

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The famous image of a sphinx with a female head in Pompeii reveals much about Roman art and culture. It indicates an active connection with both the...

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Mural Paintings in Pompeii: Subject, Style & Technique

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When archaeologists uncovered the city of Pompeii, which had been buried in volcanic ash for over 1,000 years, they discovered four styles of mural paintings. Learn about the First Style, Second Style, Third Style, and Fourth Style of wall murals.


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