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Pictures of the Painted Tombs of Paestum. Ancient Greek Fresco Photos & Images





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Pictures of the painted tomb frescoes of Poseidonia later renamed by the Romans as Paestum when they conquerored it in 275 BC. Paestum is renowned for its tomb frescoes most of which were painted the third century BC when Poseidonia was a Lucanian town. There is though one older example of true Greek fresco technique, the "Tomb of the Diver", which is the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in...
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