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Detail of a mosaic medallion with pygmies fishing in a boat on the river Nile, 1st century AD, from the triclinium of the Casa di Paquio Proculo, or House of Paquius Proculus, Pompeii, Italy. In this central section of the mosaic floor, a pygmy is falling from the boat while crocodiles and a hippopotamus with gaping jaws wait for him in the water. Pompeii is a Roman town which was destroyed and buried under 4-6 m of volcanic ash in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Buildings and...
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