Atrium, with large central impluvium or water tank, adapted for use as a washing tub for delicate fabrics, in the Fullonica di Stefanus, or Fullonica of Stephanus, a laundry in Pompeii, Italy. The atrium is decorated with frescoes in the Fourth Style of Roman wall painting, 60-79 AD, with red panels framed with decorative borders above a lower black frieze. 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 artefacts were preserved in the ash and have been excavated and restored. Pompeii is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Atrium, with large central impluvium or water tank, adapted for use as a washing tub for delicate fabrics, in the Fullonica di Stefanus, or Fullonica of Stephanus, a laundry in Pompeii, Italy. The atrium is decorated with frescoes in the Fourth Style of Roman wall painting, 60-79 AD, with red panels framed with decorative borders above a lower black frieze. 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...
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