I had been really blown away by my visit to the ruins of the two cities that were destroyed due to the eruption of Vesuvius back in AD 79. So I'd see where they lived, worked and played, now I was going to see how they lived, worked and played.
The exhibition is laid out as a typical house of that time and visitors are led through the different rooms where the artifacts that go with that particular living space are displayed.
You learn that the Romans were a lively bunch. They liked to show off their wealth by throwing lavish parties. You learn that they were very open about what happened in the bedroom. Very open, indeed. It was apparently very common to have your slave present during lovemaking and sometimes the slave was even allowed to join in. You'll see that the ladies cared about their looks and wore makeup and jewellery.
|Just a regular Roman wind chime|
The exhibition Pompeii and Herculaneum at the British Museum is still on till the 29th of September.
For more information, check out the British Museum website.