In the picture above, at first glance, it looks as if some natural disaster has shaken away the walls of this building to reveal architecture hidden for thousands of years. But thise spectacular image is not the unexpected result of an earthquake.
The incredibly lifelike scene is actually a huge work of art, painted on the side of a perfectly intact building. Even that woman peering into the ruin is not real. The painting, which has fooled many, was created by John Pugh, who specialises in trompe l'oeil - or 'trick of the eye' - art.
Greek tragedy: But the Doric-style columns apparently exposed in this university hall are nothing but paint.