PHOTOS: House of Lovers in Pompeii’s Italy reopens for public after restoration

Updated On Feb 21, 2020 12:22 PM IST

Vivid frescoes and never-before-seen inscriptions were among the treasures unearthed in a massive years-long restoration of the world-famous archeological site Pompeii in Italy that came to a close on Tuesday. The project saw an army of workers reinforce walls, repair collapsing structures and excavate untouched areas of the sprawling site, Italy’s second most visited tourist destination after Rome’s Colosseum.

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A fresco is pictured inside the House of Orchard "Casa del Frutteto", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 12:22 PM IST

A fresco is pictured inside the House of Orchard "Casa del Frutteto", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS)

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An archaeologist points to engravings on the wall of the House of Europe's Ship, "Casa della Nave Europa", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) that has reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 12:22 PM IST

An archaeologist points to engravings on the wall of the House of Europe's Ship, "Casa della Nave Europa", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) that has reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS)

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Massimo Osanna, director of archeological sites of Pompei, with Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini, walks in one of three restored domus (ancient houses) that has reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 12:22 PM IST

Massimo Osanna, director of archeological sites of Pompei, with Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini, walks in one of three restored domus (ancient houses) that has reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS)

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A fresco is pictured inside the House of Orchard "Casa del Frutteto", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 12:22 PM IST

A fresco is pictured inside the House of Orchard "Casa del Frutteto", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS)

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Dario Franceschini, Italian Culture Minister, looks on in one of three restored domus (ancient houses) that has reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 12:22 PM IST

Dario Franceschini, Italian Culture Minister, looks on in one of three restored domus (ancient houses) that has reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS)

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An archaelogist works on a fresco in the House of Lovers "Casa degli Amanti", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 12:22 PM IST

An archaelogist works on a fresco in the House of Lovers "Casa degli Amanti", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS)

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An archaelogist works on a fresco in the House of Lovers "Casa degli Amanti", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 12:22 PM IST

An archaelogist works on a fresco in the House of Lovers "Casa degli Amanti", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS)

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An archaelogist works on a fresco in the House of Lovers "Casa degli Amanti", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 12:22 PM IST

An archaelogist works on a fresco in the House of Lovers "Casa degli Amanti", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS)

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Archaeologists work on a fresco in the House of Lovers "Casa degli Amanti",one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 12:22 PM IST

Archaeologists work on a fresco in the House of Lovers "Casa degli Amanti",one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS)

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An archaelogist works on a fresco in the House of Lovers "Casa degli Amanti", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 12:22 PM IST

An archaelogist works on a fresco in the House of Lovers "Casa degli Amanti", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS)

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A fresco is pictured inside the House of Orchard "Casa del Frutteto", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 12:22 PM IST

A fresco is pictured inside the House of Orchard "Casa del Frutteto", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS)

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A fresco is pictured inside the House of Orchard "Casa del Frutteto", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 12:22 PM IST

A fresco is pictured inside the House of Orchard "Casa del Frutteto", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS)

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A fresco is pictured inside the House of Orchard "Casa del Frutteto", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 12:22 PM IST

A fresco is pictured inside the House of Orchard "Casa del Frutteto", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS)

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Frescos are pictured inside the House of Orchard "Casa del Frutteto", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 12:22 PM IST

Frescos are pictured inside the House of Orchard "Casa del Frutteto", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS)

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A fresco is pictured inside the House of Orchard "Casa del Frutteto", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 12:22 PM IST

A fresco is pictured inside the House of Orchard "Casa del Frutteto", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS)

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An archaeologist works on a mosaic in the House of Lovers "Casa degli Amanti", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 12:22 PM IST

An archaeologist works on a mosaic in the House of Lovers "Casa degli Amanti", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS)

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Archaeologists work on a fresco in the House of Lovers "Casa degli Amanti", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 12:22 PM IST

Archaeologists work on a fresco in the House of Lovers "Casa degli Amanti", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS)

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Archaelogists work on a fresco in the House of Lovers "Casa degli Amanti", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 12:22 PM IST

Archaelogists work on a fresco in the House of Lovers "Casa degli Amanti", one of three restored domus (ancient houses) reopened to the public at the archaeological site of Pompeii, Italy, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (REUTERS)

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