AP Art History : Answering other questions about Ancient Grecian and Roman sculpture

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Example Question #11 : Answering Other Questions About Ancient Grecian And Roman Sculpture

Which Ancient Roman resort town buried in volcanic ash provides insight into Roman architecture, domestic decoration, and wall paintings?

Possible Answers:

Sorrento

Pompeii

Capri

Naples

Correct answer:

Pompeii

Explanation:

Pompeii was buried in volcanic ash after Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 C.E. The whole village was lost. Many years later, the town was discovered preserved under the ash. This allowed archaeologists the chance to study what life was like in ancient Roman times and give insight to historians on art practices of the Romans.

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