Pompeii or Locked Out (June, 2013)

August 29, 2013

I enjoyed my visit to Pompeii. I really did! But in the last twenty years I have never seen so many locked houses and inaccessible areas. However, Pompeii being such a gigantic site, I still saw some great things I’d never seen before…

Locked out, Pompeii (060313)

At least you can see some of the mosaics and frescoes here…

Vietato l'accesso sign, Pompeii (060313)

Keep out!

 

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Museo Nazionale Romano Palazzo Altemps

August 7, 2013

The Palazzo Altemps museum is wonderful collection in a beautiful building:

MNR Palazzo Altemps courtyard, Rome (053113)

Central courtyard of the museum

Ludovisi Throne, MNR Palazzo Altemps INV 8570 (Hollander, 2013)

The ‘Ludovisi Throne’

Grand Ludovisi Sarcophagus, MNR Palazzo Altemps INV 8574 (Hollander, 2013)

Grand Ludovisi Sarcophagus

Gallienus, MNR Palazzo Altemps INV 8633 (Hollander, 2013)

Gallienus

Crouching Aphrodite, MNR Palazzo Altemps INV 380998 (Hollander, 2013)

Crouching Aphrodite

Slab with Isis cult scene, 100 CE, MNRPA INV 77255 (053113)

Isis cult scene