Today we went to the Cincinnati Museum Center. It is housed in Cincinnati's historic, art deco Union Terminal.
We went to see the Pompeii exhibit. My husband and I were in Italy two years ago, and we visited the site of Pompeii. I posted photos of Pompeii in March, 2010. (I need to find out how to set up an archive.) So, when the exhibit came to town I wanted to see it. It was amazing and beautiful and heartbreaking.
The body casts were heartbreaking. Men, women and children were buried in the ash.
They had some beautiful things.
A gladiator's helmet.
A fresco from a garden wall:
There was even a petrified loaf of bread.