Pictures of the Tomb of the Diver, Paestrum, Italy



Pictures of the Painted Tombs of Paestum. Ancient Greek Fresco Photos & Images - Images by Paul Williams


Pictures of the Greek Tomb of the Diver, Paestrum, Italy

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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 its entirety. Among the thousands of Greek tombs known from this time (roughly 700–400 BC), this is the only one to have been decorated with frescoes of human subjects. The rich cultural heritage can be seen in the frescoes form the tomb paintings of Paestum which have survived in remarkable condition. Pictures from Paestum National Archaeological Museum.

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