Category: pompeii

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

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? This photograph shows a detail from one of the most celebrated ancient mosaics to have survived into the modern era. The mosaic depicts Alexander the Great’s defeat of the Persian king Darius; the detail here illustrates Alexander himself.
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In its entirety the mosaic measures 5.82 x 3.13m (19ft x 10ft 3in), and is made of around a million tesserae (small mosaic tiles). It was discovered in the largest house in Pompeii, the House of the Faun, in a room overlooking the central peristyle garden of the house. It is thought that this house was built shortly after the Roman conquest of Pompeii, and is likely to have been the residence of one of Pompeii’s new, Roman, ruling class.
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The mosaic highlights the wealth and power of the occupier of the house, since such grand and elaborate mosaics are extremely rare, both in Pompeii and in the wider Roman world.
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