We learned a great deal from reading the remaining frescos of Pompeii. Obviously, we can see what their lives resembled back then, because many, many of their activities are recorded plainly for us to see today. Apparently, Pompeii citizens were freaks! The liked to record all sexual positions and acts plainly. I guess they really did not like to have the birds and bees discussion with their kids, so they just put up art to teach them. Thats my theory anyway.
For the degenerates among you, there is a book in the gift shop of all the various ways Pompeii people liked to get it on. Or, maybe is it, that your parents didn't have that discussion with you either?
If you are an adult and are not offended by nudity then you should take one of the extra side tour that the guides will offer to you.
There are some paintings on the wall of one of the brothels that you should not miss as it is funny.
The guides use to charge a little extra for the tour but now you get it free but remember it is not really for the kids.
Thought this a bit interesting - because sailors in Pompei came from so many foreign countries and spoke so many languages, when they went to the brothels they couldn't always describe what services they wanted. If you look close, you can see a "menu" of various positions from which patrons could pick and choose. Look out, McDonald's!
These beautiful wall art can be found everywhere on the walls of houses in Pompei. They probably depict life in ancient Pompei, which can teach more about this city. They are very well preserved despite the volcanic eruption devastation.
This fresco, found in the House of the Vettii, is an example of the many erotic images found throughout Pompeii. The "Secret Room" at the Archeological Museum in Naples has an excellent collection of various Pompeian metal, stone and ceramic objects, many of which feature the male phallus, bestiality and the sort. See my Naples page for more information on this intriguing subject.
Admire Pompeii's incrdible frescoes. You'll find them everywhere and they look as if they were painted not long ago.
Look at this little felow... It's an angel!
I apologize for the bad quality of following "fresco" pictures
It's almost unbeliveable how old these frescoes are and yet how good preserved they are.
I apologize for bad quality of following "fresco" pictures"
The frescos of Pompei are beautifully preserved. Manyt of the walls are covered in the interesting paintings from floor to ceiling
Some of the houses in the Ruins of Pompei contain beautiful, well-preserved wall art. These artworks depict life in Pompei and some show the common interests these people had.
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