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In what was once the ancient Greek colony of Cumae in Italy, archaeologists are exploring a necropolis that’s kept its secrets for thousands of years. Here, these experts usually find the remains of the region’s elite buried in long-sealed tombs. But inside one such vault, the team actually discover an intricate mural that sheds new light on a forgotten past.

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Ever since the Phoenicians first arrived on the shores of what is now Italy in the tenth century B.C., this Mediterranean country has been a melting pot of different cultures. But even though the Romans arguably take up most of the pages in school history books today, the truth is that many different civilizations have left their marks on this part of the world.

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