MONOCHROME MADNESS: Pompeii Artifacts ; for MM 2-21

I visited Pompeii  in  June, as you know if you have seen my previous posts.  The site was lost for about 1,500 years until its initial rediscovery in 1599 and broader rediscovery almost 150 years . The objects that lay beneath the city have been well-preserved for centuries because of the lack of air and moisture. These provide an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city during the Pax Romana.  The first photo is what I’ve sent to Leanne Cole for  Monochrome Madness ChallengeRitva Sillanmäki -archaeological find _ Pompeii  (4 of 6)


 During the excavation, plaster was used to fill in the voids in the ash layers that once held human bodies. This allowed one to see the exact position the person was in when he or she died.

Pompeii (31 of 47) Pompeii (29 of 47) Pompeii (33 of 47)

Please go and see the other  wonderful entries others have sent there for this week .




9 thoughts on “MONOCHROME MADNESS: Pompeii Artifacts ; for MM 2-21

  1. I found those plaster casts to be breathtakingly poignant. My husband and I kept finding ourselves caught up in the treasures of archaeology as we roamed Pompeii’s ancient streets but every time we saw these haunting figures the scale of the tragedy came to the fore. They are a reminder that we have this insight into Roman town life only because of this tragic disaster. The casts of children were almost unbearable. Your photos capture and convey the atmosphere and emotion of those sights.

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