Everybody knows Pompeii for it’s plaster casts of those who died when Mount Vesuvius erupted. Very few people know of the artwork that it contained when it was buried – frescoes, paintings, statues and temples. It’s amazing the amount of detail that archeologists have been able to uncover and restore over the years.
Little remains of this building in Pompeii.
Little bits of art everywhere!
What Once Was, Is No More
A decaying and overgrown street in the lesser-visited parts of Pompeii
One Last Gasp
One of the many plaster casts that once were human beings.
Hopefully this poor soul was deep asleep when the fumes hit.
Taking a Nap
Not Just Humans
It wasn’t just humans that vanished in an instant.
Stinks In Here
Even if they figured out what that smell was, they would never have had the time to outrun certain death.
Old and Young
The Civil Forum
Pompeii’s Civil Forum – the center of daily life.
A statue of Daedalus, Icarus’ father and a skilled artist and craftman in Greek mythology.