Secrets of Pompeii

Two thousand years ago a city was buried in volcanic ash preserving its art, architecture, craftsmanship, and inhabitants. In the title The Secrets of Pompeii: Everyday Life in Ancient Rome we get an excellent experience of this city that was frozen in time. The horrific end of this city gave us great insight into the daily experience of the ancient Roman from where we stand over two millennium later .

The VRC has cataloged 22 images from this title. These are available in the Digital Image Database with an active MySCAD log-in.

Images clockwise from top-left:

Dionysian Genius Drinking. (before 79 AD). Mosaic. House of the Faun, Pompeii, Italy.

Dionysiac Mystery Frieze. (before 79 AD). Fresco. Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii, Italy.

Temple of Isis. (before 79 AD). Pompeii, Italy.

Runner’s Face. (before 79 AD). Bronze. Villa of the Papyruses, Pompeii, Italy.

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