July 21, 2013

Napoli is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world, established by the Greeks in the bronze age during the 2nd Millenium B.C. (that's older than 1000 B.C.). On my final day in the Napoli area, I toured a beautiful old monestary, turned into a museum, and the excellent Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, which contains paintings, tile work and sculpture primarily from Pompei and nearby Herculaneum, and brought back after excavations began in the 1800's, as well as other locations in Italy.

Above: The Romans loved their dogs so much, sculptures were created for them

Picture 1 is of Vittorio Emanuele Square
Pictures 2 to 6 are the outside of the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and the statues of Hercules, Diana and mostly mythical figures
Pictures 7 to 13 are tile pictures brought back primarily from Pompei

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