The buried Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, not surprisingly, contained a lot of erotic art. Luckily, since the cities were buried under a layer of volcanic ash and mud by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A. Ancient Romans certainly had a more open attitude toward sex, as is evidenced by the fact that these erotic works of art are found not only in brothels and public baths in Pompeii and Herculaneum, but also in private homes. Indeed, prosperous scions of the ancient Roman world were predisposed to decorating their homes with frescoes which depicted everyday life and the rooms' purpose, e. I suppose I should warn you now, in case you haven't figured it out from the title of this post, that these images are probably not for everyone. While they're very tame when compared to 20th Century erotic photography, the art of a Pompeii brothel nevertheless can be a bit shocking.
8 Of The Most Incredible Fresco Paintings From Pompeii
Erotic fresco depicting Greek myth unveiled in Pompeii | Archaeology | The Guardian
The historic city of Pompeii is famous throughout the world. Known for its tragic demise and its natural preservation after thousands of years underground. Archaeologists have unearthed incredible sights, including ancient buildings, traditional artefacts, and even human remains. However, they are still not done, with newly discovered pieces found every few years. Including the most recent unearthing of a fresco found in an ancient bedroom. The fresco is inspired by a classic Greek myth about the Spartan Queen Leda, who was impregnated by Zeus known as Jupiter in Roman mythology.
Fresco depicting erotic scene uncovered in Pompeii ruins
An ancient fresco depicting an erotic scene from the Greek myth "Leda and the Swan" has been uncovered at the Pompeii archeological site in central Italy. Depictions of Greek mythologies have been found all over Pompeii. Pictures from the excavation show the vivid color of the painting is still visible, some 2, years after it was buried under a thick layer of volcanic ash. In the painting, Queen Leda is portrayed sitting on a chair, draped in a golden cloak with the swan god in her lap. A fresco depicting the Greek myth of Leda and the Swan at the Pompeii archeological site.
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