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A number of Roman paintings of Priapus have survived. One of the most famous images of Priapus is that from the House of the Vettii in Pompeii. A fresco depicts the god weighing his phallus against a bag full of money; it appears that his phallus is heavier. In nearby Herculaneum, an excavated snack bar has a painting of Priapus behind the bar, apparently as a good-luck symbol for the customers.

Fresco in the House of the Vettii - Priapus, minor rustic fertility god.

Narcissus . Ancient Roman fresco (45-79 a.C.) from Pompeii, Italy.

Pompeii, House of M. 'Narcissus at the Spring' wall painting - AD 79 eruption

Muurschilderingen (fresco's) in Pompeii

Pompeii Painter - Roman art - Pompeian painter with painted statue and framed painting Pompeii

A fresco showing lovers on a bed, found in Pompeii

Pompeii exhibition: 50 shades of Pompeii?

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 Necromanteion was an ancient temple dedicated to the god of the Underworld, Hades, and his consort, the goddess Persephone. According to ancient Greek beliefs, while the bodies of the dead decayed

Magic in Ancient Greece: Necromancy, Curses, Love Spells, and Oracles

Foto di viaggio: I viaggi di Gigi: POMPEI - Terza parte - Dalla Casa del Fauno al Castellum Acquae - POMPEI: Casa dei Vettii (Priapo)

Foto di viaggio: I viaggi di Gigi: POMPEI - Terza parte - Dalla Casa del Fauno al Castellum Acquae - POMPEI: Casa dei Vettii (Priapo)

Pompeii. House of L. Caeciius Jucundus: Wall Painting, Iphiginia in Taurus. The Roman Society, Imago, Searching & Saving

Pompeii, "House of L. Caecilius" Jucundus: Wall Painting, Iphigenia in Taurus. The Roman Society, Imago.

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 8th century CE and was deserted because of malaria by 1500.

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

Character from the comedy of the period of Nero. Ancient Roman frescos (64 AD) from Pompeii, Italy. | wikimedia.org

Detail of fresco found in the House of the Triclinia in Moregine, south of Pompeii, century AD - Wikimedia Commons

Venus in ancient painted wall frescos at the ancient Roman city of Pompeii Stock Photo - 17118677

✈Tuscany & the Almalfi Coast! RSPV's closed

Italy, Campania, Pompeii, House of Venus, archaeological excavations

Pompeii | Flickr : partage de photos ! Thermopolium avec le comptoir et au fond le lararium et la fresque au génie / serpent.

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.

Fresco on the north wall of cubiculum 16, the so-called 'red room' from the Villa of Agrippa Posthumus from Boscotrecase. On view at the Archaeological Museum, Naples.

-- Roman Fresco -- From "the red room" on the north wall of cubiculum in the 'Villa of Agrippa Posthumus from Boscotrecase' -- On view at the Archaeological Museum -- Naples, Italy

A boathouse on the ancient seafront of Herculaneum, Italy, which was buried by the eruption of Vesuvius. Description from nytimes.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Herculaneum’s Ruins Are Revived by Philanthropy

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.

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