Apparently there is a lovely brothel in Pompeii that is being restored to the tune of over a quarter of a million dollars.
I'm not a conservative individual, but I'm astounded by this.
"Among the buildings was the two-story brothel with 10 rooms -- five on each floor -- and a latrine. Each room on the ground floor bears a fresco of a different sex scene painted over its door -- possibly suggesting the prostitute's specialty." Who needs a business card when your *ahem* speciality is painted on your door?
The prostitutes were slaves. And all the money (EIGHT times the cost of a portion of wine) went to their John. Gee. Just the kind of place I'd like to check out on a sightseeing tour.
Now. I'm not downplaying the importance of the artifacts. I believe it's an important view into the ancient world.
But, oh boy, what a view.
I guess what happens in Pompeii...is available for the world to see at roughly a quarter of a million dollars.
10 months ago