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Tomb frescoes

In 1968 an Italian archaeologist, Mario Napoli, excavating a small necropolis about one mile south of Paestum, discovered a tomb decorated with panels, some of which are shown below.  They are now in the museum at Paestum.

To quote Wikipedia:  ‘Among the thousands of Greeek tombs known from this time (roughly 700-400BC) this is the only one to have been decorated wir frescoes of human subjects.’






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Tree at Sutton Hoo

I came upon this tree as I was leaving the Anglo-Saxon royal burial site at Sutton Hoo.  A degree of artistic licence has been exercised in the presentation.


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