Naples Trip Part 2: Antiquities Galore

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The highlight of our second day in Naples was probably the Museo Archeologico Nazionale – the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, which has enough classical mosaics, frescoes and statues to make a Hellenic or Roman Pagan swoon. Here’s some of my favourite pieces…

A rather sexy Bacchus

A rather sexy Bacchus

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Isis

Juno

Juno

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Asclepius

Venus

Venus

Minerva

Minerva

The enormous and truly impressive Farnese Bull

The enormous and truly impressive Farnese Bull

Skull mosaic found in Pompeii, confirming the view that the Neapolitan fascination with skulls and skeletons is by no means new.

Skull mosaic found in Pompeii, confirming the view that the Neapolitan fascination with skulls and skeletons is by no means new.

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The museum has an entire section devoted to sexual antiquities, including this phallus votive plaque

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Pan being amorous with a goat

At the exit of the museum there was a modern art exhibit featuring giant-sized human bones!

At the exit of the museum there was a modern art exhibit featuring giant-sized human bones!

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