Pompeii exhibition: 50 shades of Pompeii? Discoveries of erotic paintings and artefacts have given the cities a distinctly racy reputation. But is this deserved, asks Joanne Berry ahead of the 'Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum' exhibition at the British Museum
Body cast of victim of Pompeii eruption. The Roman city of Pompeii, located in the Bay of Naples, Italy, was ruined and buried under thick layers of ash during an eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD. Many of those buried under the ash were killed by falling buildings or other causes, such as poisonous fumes.
University of Cincinnati archaeologists are turning up discoveries in the famed Roman city of Pompeii that are wiping out the historic perceptions of how the Romans dined, with the rich enjoying delicacies such as flamingos and the poor scrounging for soup or gruel. #archaeology #archeology #archaeological