Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Oldest Profession as Practiced in Pompei

Take your first right-hand turn and you'll end up on a narrow street where chariots, once upon a time, deposited men looking for some satisfaction.

Yes, their destination was a house of prostitution, and a series of frescos painted on the walls offered them a visual menu of options.

Such as...



Any of which positions took place in a room like this.

Clearly, the bed survived the 79 A.D. eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, but the pillows did not.

 Our tour guide explained that the initial discovery of this erotic art during excavations that began in the 18th century was a source of great embarrassment.

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