Feb. 22nd, 2005

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When Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, showering the city of Pompei with lava and volcanic ash, it was like an unexpected visit from the in-laws:  no one had time to hide the porn.  For centuries, like the rest of the city, the erotic mosaics, sculptures, charms and idols lay undisturbed, awaiting the excavations that would introduce the modern world to the daily life of the ancient world.  One of the best places to shake hands with that world is MANN -- the Museo Archeologico Nationale di Napoli, with its Gabinetto Segreto, or Secret Cabinet.Read more... )

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