Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, near the Termini train station in Rome, houses one of the world’s most important collections of classical art. On the second floor of the museum, in the gallery dedicated to ancient Roman frescoes and mosaics, you can find something very peculiar hidden in something resembling an ordinary mosaic floor.
This mosaic, which dates to the early first century AD, depicts various foods. At the top of the scene is a fruit basket filled with figs, grapes, pomegranates, and…a pineapple! This fresco was discovered in Pompeii.
There is another fresco in the House of Pompeii of Efeb. It is inside the Lararium to the right of the entrance to the villa and on it again we see a pineapple.
There is also another fresco. The image is damaged, but you can see the pineapple there as well.
Pineapple and what?” you ask me.
The fact is that according to our official history, there could not have been pineapples in Europe in the first century A.D.
Read what our science and history says about pineapples:
This wild plant comes from the Paraná – Paraguay River drain between southern Brazil and Paraguay. Little is known about its cultivation, but it has spread as a crop throughout South America. Archaeological evidence of cultivation/use is found as early as 1200-800 B.C. (3200-2800 B.C.) in Peru and 200 B.C.-700 B.C. (2200-1300 B.C.) in Mexico], where it was cultivated by the Maya. and the Aztecs. By the late 1400s, pineapple was widespread and had become a stable component of the Native American diet.
The first European to encounter pineapple was Columbus at Guadalupe on November 4, 1493.
The Portuguese took the fruit from Brazil and brought it to India by 1550. The variety ‘ Red Spanish [ es ] ‘ was also brought by the Spanish from Latin America to the Philippines and has been grown for use in textiles since at least the 17th century.
Columbus brought the plant back to Spain and named it piña de Indes , meaning “Indian pine”. The pineapple was documented in Peter Martyr’s “Decades of the New World” (1516) and ” Relazione del primo viaggio intorno al mondo” by Antonio Pigafetta (1524-1525), And the first known illustration was in “Historia General de Las Indias” (1535) by Oviedo .
When did “official history” say Pompeii was buried under the ashes of Vesuvius?
Pompeii was a major ancient Roman city, now a large-scale archaeological complex near the Bay of Naples in the Campania region of southern Italy. The city was buried under a multimeter layer of ash and pumice from the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Visitors to the archaeological complex can see the well-preserved ruins, excavations of which began in the 18th century.
So where did the frescoes in the city of Pompeii, buried under the ash in 79 A.D., come from the pineapples that Europeans first saw in 1493?