The Pompeii exhibit was really beautiful. The dog above was the saddest thing for me. He died chained up to his master's house. It's just the way he is writhing like a snake in a campfire....well, it just made me sad.
They would not let anyone take pictures at the exhibit. Can you imagine? I was shocked. I guess it's so people would buy the book, but I was going to buy the book anyway! I also got a shirt.
Memorable artifacts for me:
Medusa floor mosaic. Medusa was a popular theme for protection, and there are lots of mosaics around, but this one was really nice, and I was able to get much closer to this one than the mosaics at the last exhibit. I liked her a lot, and dreamed of making one on my bathroom floor.
Unbelievable detailed silver and gold snake bracelet. They had lots of snake bracelets and armlets, even one of solid gold that was about a pound! There was only one that I wanted to take home though.
Huge Iuno statue. There was something so serene and thoughtful about her, standing there in a sea of sniffling tourists. She seemed regal without even trying.
Speaking of sniffling, it was cold outside! We went four hours south and found it to be much colder than back home. But it was worth it, because we got to see Vulcan's butt:
Corey goes in to surgery at 8 am.