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Even now, Pompeii is a city of wonders emerging from the ruins. At this location, excavations have occurred intermittently since the 18th century. A fresh excavation started about a year ago, and as it develops, more proof of Roman occupation in the city keeps turning up. The most recent amazing find is a hall featuring magnificent fresco paintings that portray mythological scenes. Within the spacious and opulent home, the small figural scenes float on a black painted background, fittingly earning it the nickname "the black room."

To ensure that the breathtaking scenes are shielded from the elements, significant preservation efforts have been prompted by this discovery.

The room is located in a wealthy man's house; judging from his frequently occurring monogram throughout the house, Aulus Rustius Verus most likely owned the room. "We know him from other political propaganda in Pompeii," Dr Sophie Hay of the Pompeii Archeological Park said to the BBC. He works as a legislator. He is extremely wealthy. We believe he might be the owner of the elegant home located behind the laundromat and bakery. Inside the living quarters was a stunning red-painted reception hall with illustrative columns. A rich white mosaic floor that has been remarkably preserved over the ages can be found in the actual black room. There's a separate laundry and bakery next to the residential areas; the former has recently revealed disturbing evidence of prisoner and enslaved labour.

It's possible that the black room's walls were decorated in such a way as to hide smoke stains from view. Its panels have groupings of figures and are outlined in white. The frescoes in question are called Third Style frescoes, and they would have been well-liked just prior to Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79 CE. It is possible to observe Apollo, the god, attempting to woo the apathetic priestess Cassandra. A dejected-looking dog watches as Paris kidnaps Helen of Troy, starting the Trojan War. And in one of the most exquisite artistic representations ever, Zeus dresses as a swan to enchant Queen Leda of Sparta. 

 "In the shimmering light, the paintings would have almost come to life," director Dr Gabriel Zuchtriegel told the BBC while he was eating in the 20-by-49-foot area. The process of preserving these incredible artefacts of history involves covering the locations to protect them from the weather, applying glue behind frescos to keep them in place, and generally covering them.

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