Pompeii and herculaneum

Uncover the mysteries of Pompeii and Herculaneum as you journey through the ancient ruins. Discover the fascinating history and captivating stories of these two remarkable sites.
Pompeii exhibition at the British Museum captures the day the sky fell in on Sin City Statue, Museums, Pompeii, Nice, Roman Gods, Ancient Romans, Ancient Mysteries, Roman Art, Ancient Statues

A new British Museum exhibition does not flinch from revealing the extraordinary sexual liberation of Pompeii wiped out by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, writes DAVID LEAFE.

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IT is an iconic image which conveys the human dimension of one of the world’s worst natural disasters that still resonates 2,000 years later. Two bodies found wrapped in a poignant embrace in their final moments as they were covered beneath molten rock and layers of ash in the ancient city of Pompeii when Mount Vesuvius violently erupted in 79 A.D. The bodies were dubbed "The Two Maidens" when they were first discovered but in a startling discovery this week scientists found the two bodies…

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Fast-moving lava hit the citizens of Pompei quickly. They were enveloped by the flow, which quickly cooled and hardened. As it did, the bodies of those who fell victim to this historic catastrophe inevitably decomposed, leaving cavities in the now newly-formed rock. Pouring plaster into these cavities produced some rather compelling statues of the victims. Arguably the most authentic form of art you can find. Certainly the most tragic.

Fast-moving lava hit the citizens of Pompei quickly. They were enveloped by the flow, which quickly cooled and hardened. As it did, the bodies of those who fell victim to this historic catastrophe inevitably decomposed, leaving cavities in the now newly-formed rock. Pouring plaster into these cavities produced some rather compelling statues of the victims. Arguably the most authentic form of art you can find. Certainly the most tragic.

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