This past Christmas, we decided to stop for a few days in Napoli. While there we visited Pompeii and the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli where most of the artifacts from Pompeii are now exhibited. My little trick for prolonging the attention spans of 7 and 5 year old punks when touring archeological museums is to give them the camera. This is the punk-eye view of our tour of the museum...
We start with the bronzes from the Villa of the Papyri. This was a villa outside of Pompeii, closer to Mt. Vesuvius and was owned by Julius Caesar's father-in-law (don't worry, that's the end of the history lesson).
As I brought up in my aged post, while looking at these statues I keep thinking that these are from 2000 years ago... look at the faces the punks captured! When I try to imagine the year 4000 it seems impossible, but look how little the expressions have changed in the last 2000 years... (another game we play is coming up with things the statues might be saying... feel free to suggest your own thoughts)
(1) hair guy
(2) woman looking forward
(3) man looking right
(4) woman looking right
(5) man looking left
(6) man without top
Then, incredibly, a perfect replica of myself!
And one of hubby too!
This is stunning... an image of wind in stone.
I love this... looks remarkably like a pair of Tevas!
And finally... naked bull wrestling... things never change.