Dionysian Mysteries (Bacchian Mysteries) depicted in the Roman fresco in the triclinium (Roman dining room) in the Villa of the Mysteries (Villa dei Misteri) in the archaeological site of Pompeii (Pompei) near Naples, Campania, Italy. Initiation rite from the mysterious cult of Dionysus (Bacchus) is probably depicted in the murals. This fresco shows a noble Roman woman (possibly the initiate's mother, who can cross no further) approaching a priestess or matron seated on a throne, by which stands a small boy reading a scroll - presumably the declaration of the initiation. On the other side of t

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Dionysian Mysteries (Bacchian Mysteries) depicted in the Roman fresco in the triclinium (Roman dining room) in the Villa of the Mysteries (Villa dei Misteri) in the archaeological site of Pompeii (Pompei) near Naples, Campania, Italy. Initiation rite from the mysterious cult of Dionysus (Bacchus) is probably depicted in the murals. This fresco shows a noble Roman woman (possibly the initiate's mother, who can cross no further) approaching a priestess or matron seated on a throne, by which stands a small boy reading a scroll - presumably the declaration of the initiation. On the other side of t

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Image ID: P408P8

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