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Fresco depicting erotic scene uncovered in Pompeii ruins

Nov 19, 2018 - CNN

An ancient fresco depicting an erotic scene from the Greek myth "Leda and the Swan" has been uncovered at the Pompeii archeological site in central Italy.

The artwork portrays the Greek god Zeus -- or Jupiter in Roman mythology -- taking the form of a swan and seducing the Spartan Queen Leda, the wife of King Tyndareus. Depictions of Greek mythologies have been found all over Pompeii.

The relic was unearthed Friday in the Regio V area of Pompeii, the ancient city destroyed during the...