Villa of the Mysteries – French video

YouTube has a four-part documentary on the Villa of the Mysteries in Pompeii.

It seems to come from the Louvre and there may be copyright issues, but if you are happy with clearly spoken French commentary, it has a lot of good stuff, with technical and artistic analysis.

One strength is the wealth of other ancient art paraded for comparison and to help the interpretation of this particular fresco.

One nice touch is real ancient music at the very start – I recognise it from a tape of Greek music, but can’t be sure whether it is from a chorus of Euripides or not.

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