Pomegranates in ancient times.

This week, Professor Gee and the archaeological team have unearthed a carbonized pomegranate (see photo below) from Villa B, at the site believed to have belonged to the merchant L. Crassius Tertius.  Over in Villa A, we find a precious fresco that includes a glassbowl full of pomegranates (see photo below).  The fresco, painted around 50BCE, decorates the cornice of murals in a room just east of the atrium.

Carbonized Pomegranate

Carbonized Pomegranate

Pomegranate Fresco

Pomegranate Fresco


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