The atrium of the house of Ceres, revealed during the excavation of Pompeii in the early 1800s, by Sir William Gell. Ceres was a goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships.
Pompeii was an ancient Roman city near Naples in Italy. Pompeii was buried under ~6 m (20 ft) of ash by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Excavation of Pompeii revealed fascinating details about life in the ancient Roman empire.