Category: pompeii

Gladiator helmet, 1 st century AD. found in …

Gladiator helmet, 1 st century AD. found in Pompeii. Naples National Archaeological Museum. Photo by my friend.

Scene from a long frieze painted on the wall…

Scene from a long frieze painted on the walls of the Villa of the Mysteries at Pompeii.

A bird among the shrubs and flowers of a gar…

A bird among the shrubs and flowers of a garden. A detail of Pompeian wall painting, 1st century AD. This painting exemplifies the Roman passion for gardens and countryside.

worldhistoryfacts: Bread from Pompeii, carbonized by the…

worldhistoryfacts:

Bread from Pompeii, carbonized by the volcanic eruption in 79 CE.

theancientwayoflife:~ A personage of a comedy. Period: Neronian…

theancientwayoflife:

~ A personage of a comedy.
Period: Neronian age
Place of origin: Pompeii, Great Gymnasium
(Pompei, Palestra Grande)

littlesoldierboots: A mosaic from Pompeii, showing a…

littlesoldierboots:

A mosaic from Pompeii, showing a cock-fight

Housed at the Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli

Fresco of Cupids and Psyche making sacrifices, Pompeii  [x]

Fresco of Cupids and Psyche making sacrifices, Pompeii  [x]

lionofchaeronea:Portion of a fresco from Pompeii depicting a…

lionofchaeronea:

Portion of a fresco from Pompeii depicting a garden with various birds (a dove and a peacock).  Now in the National Archaeological Museum, Naples.

myhistoryblog:Stuccoes (62-79 AD) – Stabian Thermae at Pompeii…

myhistoryblog:

Stuccoes (62-79 AD) – Stabian Thermae at Pompeii by Carlo Raso on Flickr.

thetwelvecaesars: museum-of-artifacts: Roman Soldier, sword…

thetwelvecaesars:

museum-of-artifacts:

Roman Soldier, sword still strapped by his side, killed instantly by the surge cloud of Vesuvius Eruption

Woah. Holy shit! Looks like he was flattened too. Poor guy. T_T But by the looks of it, he was buried quite well as his bones seem they are still mostly there. I assume this could count as a fossil, then? And eek. I just noticed the bones look burned and aw… poor chap. I don’t think he died from being buried, but burned alive. T_T Aw… now I want to go there and give him some flowers. T_T