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Wall paintings, Vichten

ca. 140 AD

Vichten – an der Lae

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Construction work at a farm in Vichten – an der Lae in 1990 and 1994 led to the discovery of a sumptuous Gallo-Roman villa. In the spring of 1995, rescue excavations of a tiny section of this luxury residence uncovered a mosaic, an underground aqueduct and wall paintings – all in an outstanding state of conservation.

Important wall paintings were brought to light in situ in a corridor, two rooms and a gallery of the villa. Parts of the painted render were even still in place, while other sections remained only as fragments.

These murals testify not only to the greatly experienced craftsmanship of the artisans, but also to the owners’ love and concern for scholarly culture.

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