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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, 18 February 2020.
    • 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, 18 February 2020.
    • 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, 18 February 2020.
    • 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, 18 February 2020.
    • 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, 18 February 2020.
    • 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, 18 February 2020.
    • 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, 18 February 2020.
    • 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, 18 February 2020.
    • 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, 18 February 2020.
    • 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, 18 February 2020.
    • 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, 18 February 2020.
    • 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, 18 February 2020.
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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, 18 February 2020.

    The ill-fated ancient Roman city of Pompeii perished in 79 AD after the infamous eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which buried the settlement under volcanic ash and left it uninhabitable.

    The renowned Pompeiian villa, the House of Lovers, reopened on Tuesday after completion of its restoration.

    It had been shut down for almost half a century due to severe damage caused by an earthquake in 1980.

    The building, containing unique frescos and engravings, was excavated in 1933.

    Two other villas, the House of the Europa Ship and House of the Orchard, were also reopened to the public.

    Have a peek inside the enigmatic life of the forsaken city in Sputnik's photo gallery.

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