View of the amphitheatre at Pompeii.

Amphitheatre

View of the amphitheatre at Pompeii.

This Roman Amphora is made out of iridescent glass and was found in Pompeii, Ancient Rome.

Roman Amphora

This Roman Amphora is made out of iridescent glass and was found in Pompeii, Ancient Rome.

"Roman Ivory Aulos found at Pompeii, showing slides and rings." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Aulos

"Roman Ivory Aulos found at Pompeii, showing slides and rings." — The Encyclopedia Britannica,…

"Beak mouthpiece. Found at Pompeii." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Aulos Mouthpiece

"Beak mouthpiece. Found at Pompeii." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

This antique Roman balance from Pompeii has one pan that hangs from a rod.

Antique Roman balance from Pompeii

This antique Roman balance from Pompeii has one pan that hangs from a rod.

"The Roman people reclined at their meals. On each couch there were commonly three persons. They lay with the upper part of the body reclined on the left arm, the head a little raised, the back supported by cushions and the limbs stretched out at full length, or a little bent; the feet of the first behind the back of the second, and his feet behind the back of the third, with a pillow between each. When they ate, they raised themselves on their elbow, and made use of the right hand. A banqueting-room generally contained three couches, holding nine guests, and, from the number of couches, was called <em>riclinium</em>. The following representation of such a room is from one at Pomopeii. In the centre is a pedestal to receive the table." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Banqueting room

"The Roman people reclined at their meals. On each couch there were commonly three persons. They lay…

Bed and table at Pompeii (from wall painting).

Bed and Table

Bed and table at Pompeii (from wall painting).

This Roman bedstead had a Pompeian vase-painting. It included a head and foot board. It was made out of wood and metal and sometimes precious materials such as ivory.

Roman Bedstead

This Roman bedstead had a Pompeian vase-painting. It included a head and foot board. It was made out…

This Serpent antique bracelet is in the form of a viper. It came from Pompeii, Rome.

Antique Serpent Bracelet

This Serpent antique bracelet is in the form of a viper. It came from Pompeii, Rome.

"The loaves of the ancients were generally circular, and more or less flat. The following cut represents some found in a bakehouse at Pompeii." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Circular bread

"The loaves of the ancients were generally circular, and more or less flat. The following cut represents…

Gold breastpins discovered at Pompeii.

Breastpins

Gold breastpins discovered at Pompeii.

Brooches of gold found at Pompeii.

Brooches

Brooches of gold found at Pompeii.

The ionic capital is a design of a scroll rolled on both sides with spiral curves. It was found in Pompeii.

Ionic Capital

The ionic capital is a design of a scroll rolled on both sides with spiral curves. It was found in Pompeii.

The mask decoration was founded in Pompeii, Rome. These masks were used as keystone decorations of doors and window arches.

Mask Decoration

The mask decoration was founded in Pompeii, Rome. These masks were used as keystone decorations of doors…

The mask decoration was found in Pompeii, Rome. These masks were used as keystone decorations of doors and window arches.

SideMask Decoration

The mask decoration was found in Pompeii, Rome. These masks were used as keystone decorations of doors…

Petrified corpse discovered at Pompeii.

Discovered Body at Pompeii

Petrified corpse discovered at Pompeii.

The foliated shaft support comes from a mural painting found in Pompeii.

Foliated Shaft Support

The foliated shaft support comes from a mural painting found in Pompeii.

The foliated shaft support comes from a mural painting found in Pompeii.

Foliated Shaft Support

The foliated shaft support comes from a mural painting found in Pompeii.

"Forum of Pompeii. A, principal entrance; B, a Corinthian temple; C, the public prison (carcer publicus); D is supposed to have been a horreum, or public granary; E, temple of Venus, the guardian goddess of the city; F, basilica; G, H, I, the curiae, or civil and commercial tribunals; K, a rectangular building which may have served the purpose of a shop for money-changers; L, a portico terminating in an apsis; M, temple of Mercury or Quirinus; N, a building with a large semicircular tribune, which probably constituted the residence of the priests called Augustales." -Whitney, 1911

Forum of Pompeii

"Forum of Pompeii. A, principal entrance; B, a Corinthian temple; C, the public prison (carcer publicus);…

The gate at Herculaneum. Herculaneum was an ancient Roman town famous for being preserved along with Pompeii.

Gate at Herculaneum

The gate at Herculaneum. Herculaneum was an ancient Roman town famous for being preserved along with…

"House construction consists mainly of concrete or brick, and sometimes of stone blocks, especially at the corners. Two-storied, sometimes three-storied houses are numerous, though the upper floors, built of wood, have been consumed by the eruption. Stores usually occupied the ground floors of dwelling-houses, on their street aspect, let out to merchants or dealers as at the present day, but not connected with the back part of the house. They could be separated from the street by large wooden doors, while inside they had tables covered with marble, in which earthen vessels for wine or oil were inserted. The storekeeper had sometimes a second room at the back, when he did not live on an upper floor or in another part of the town."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Pompeiian House

"House construction consists mainly of concrete or brick, and sometimes of stone blocks, especially…

Ancient household utensils from Pompeii

Household Utensils

Ancient household utensils from Pompeii

"The cut represents a painting from a wall at Pompeii, the subject of which is the sacrifice of Iphigenia, and which probably was copied in some degree from the famous painting of Timanthes. Calchas stands near the altar, holding the sacrificial knife; Diomede and Ulysses have Iphigenia in their grasp, and are about to place her on the altar; Agamemnon turns away his head enveloped in the folds of his mantle, while Diana is seen in the air, causing a nymph to bring her the hind that is to be substituted for the maiden." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Sacrifice of Iphigenia

"The cut represents a painting from a wall at Pompeii, the subject of which is the sacrifice of Iphigenia,…

Kitchen Furniture at Pompeii.

Kitchen Furniture at Pompeii

Kitchen Furniture at Pompeii.

A laboratory as found in Pompeii.

Laboratory, Ancient

A laboratory as found in Pompeii.

The parts of a volcano illustrated with Mount Vesuvius: "a, the cone; b, summit cinder-cone; c, Somma, part of former outline of crater; d, Hermitage (now Observatory); e, Portici; f, Herculaneum; g, Torre del Greco." -Dana, 1883

Mount Vesuvius

The parts of a volcano illustrated with Mount Vesuvius: "a, the cone; b, summit cinder-cone; c, Somma,…

"The patera was a broad and comparatively shallow bowl used for libations, and also for drinking out of at banquets. The following cut gives a front and side view of a bronze patera found at Pompeii." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Patera

"The patera was a broad and comparatively shallow bowl used for libations, and also for drinking out…

"The following cut gives a view of of a portion of the paved street at the entrance of Pompeii. The upper surface consists of large polygonal blocks of the hardest stone, fitted and jointed with the utmost nicety, so as to present a perfectly even surface, as free from gaps or irregularities, as if the whole had been one solid mass." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Pompeii

"The following cut gives a view of of a portion of the paved street at the entrance of Pompeii. The…

"Section of the Baths of Pompeii." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Pompeii Baths

"Section of the Baths of Pompeii." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

The ground plan of the baths of Pompeii, Italy.

Baths of Pompeii

The ground plan of the baths of Pompeii, Italy.

"The bodies of those who perished were buried under layers of fine pumice stones and ashes. When plaster of Paris was poured into the cavity left by a decaying body, the result was a complete cast of a victim of the eruption."&mdash;Webster, 1913

Cast of a Body Found at Pompeii

"The bodies of those who perished were buried under layers of fine pumice stones and ashes. When plaster…

Examples of house furniture from Pompeii, Italy.

House Furniture from Pompeii

Examples of house furniture from Pompeii, Italy.

An illustration of the streets of Pompeii. Pompeii is a ruined and partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Along with Herculaneum, its sister city, Pompeii was destroyed, and completely buried, during a long catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning two days in AD 79.

Streets of Pompeii

An illustration of the streets of Pompeii. Pompeii is a ruined and partially buried Roman town-city…

Illustrations of various surgical instruments used in Pompeii, Italy.

Surgical Instruments from Pompeii

Illustrations of various surgical instruments used in Pompeii, Italy.

This illustration shows the amphitheater in the ancient city of Pompeii.

Pompeiian Amphitheater

This illustration shows the amphitheater in the ancient city of Pompeii.

This illustration shows a house built in the ancient city of Pompeii.

Pompeiian House

This illustration shows a house built in the ancient city of Pompeii.

"Ancient Roman Cameo-Glass. Amphora from Pompeii, Museo Nazionale, Naples." -Whitney, 1911

Roman Cameo-Glass

"Ancient Roman Cameo-Glass. Amphora from Pompeii, Museo Nazionale, Naples." -Whitney, 1911

First walls discovered in Pompeii.

Ruins

First walls discovered in Pompeii.

Scales found at Pompeii

Scales

Scales found at Pompeii

"Painting of still life. On a wall of a house at Pompeii." —D'Anvers, 1895

Still Life Painting from Pompeii

"Painting of still life. On a wall of a house at Pompeii." —D'Anvers, 1895

The Roman Bisellium Stool also called the Roman double stool, was made of bronze but did not have a seat covering. Its origin was Pompeii.

Roman Bisellium Stool

The Roman Bisellium Stool also called the Roman double stool, was made of bronze but did not have a…

Tombs for the ancient people of Pompeii.

Tombs of Pompeii

Tombs for the ancient people of Pompeii.

The support of Roman table Trapezophoron is a shown in the front view and side view. It is found in the atrium of the house of Cornelius Rufus in Pompeii, Rome.

Support of Roman Table Trapezophoron

The support of Roman table Trapezophoron is a shown in the front view and side view. It is found in…

An opulent apartment in Pompeii.

Triclinium

An opulent apartment in Pompeii.

"Copied from the wall of a house in Pompeii, representing the vintagers treading grapes with their feet." &mdash; Goodrich, 1844

Winemaking

"Copied from the wall of a house in Pompeii, representing the vintagers treading grapes with their feet."…