Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pompeii Part 2

Some more photos I took at the Pompeii exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

This is in the concourse of Union Terminal. The murals around the perimeter are all done in mosaic, and the dome soars above.

Archaeology being done by the University of Cincinnati Department of Classics is featured in a video as you enter the exhibit.


A prominent citizen.


There were frescoes, which decorated the walls of many residences.

There were graffiti artists in Pompeii.

There were cheaters, too. These are loaded dice.

Everyday objects were elaborately decorated. This jug is an example.

A statue of Venus.

More detail on everyday objects.

This is how a courtyard would have looked in a wealthy person's residence.

It was fascinating to see how people were living in 79 AD; then Vesuvius erupted and it all disappeared in less than 24 hours. The city was completely buried and wasn't discovered until the 1700s.


Pam said...

I love the statues, statuettes and sculptures. They lend themselves so well to pencil drawings - I really would enjoy spending ages at that very fine exhibition sketching - thanks Judy.

judy in ky said...

You're welcome, Pam. Yes, there were many things that definitely were sketch-worthy.

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