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Not too long ago I got pleasantly lost in the strange ancient city of Pompeii, buried in 79 AD by superheated ash and lava thrown out by an angry Vesuvius. I wandered the streets, and into various villas. I focused on the details of the mysterious frescoes. These images are fleeting dreams—of daily ritual, of love and wars, of the hunt, and of the gods.

This fresco depicting Priapus, god of fertility, is from Pompeii's "House of Vetti," owned by two rich merchants, Sulus Vettius Restitutus and Aulus Vettius Conviva, who spent huge sums of money in paintings and other lavish decorations just to show off their wealth. And sexual interest.

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Thank you very much for the possibility to see this beauty... Pompey are totally incredible

Я рад, что я был в состоянии поделиться этой красоты с вами!

My wife and friends went to Pompeii and I did not get to go because I was supposed to work. One the way home to Vicenza, I got stranded at the Padova train station overnight and got home in the morning only to find that I didn't have to work that day and could have gone to Pompeii after all.

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