Discoveries of erotic paintings and artefacts have given the cities a distinctly racy reputation. But is this deserved, asks Joanne Berry ahead of the 'Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum' exhibition at the British Museum.
The Underwater Archaeological Park of Baiae, Italy:The Sunken City of Baia, Italy. It was a Roman seaside resort on the Bay of Naples. Baiae was sacked by Muslim raiders in the century CE and was deserted because of malaria by
A thermopolium - Pompeii& version of a fast food counter. They consist of terracotta containers (dolia) sunk into a masonry counter (sometimes covered with polychrome marble) that are believed to have contained hot food that was sold to customers.
HERCULANEUM, Italy - They are poignant snapshots of sudden death: huddled clusters of skeletal remains in what were once beachfront warehouses, immortalized for eternity when Mount Vesuvius smothered this ancient Roman town in A.