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(Phys Org2)   Pompeii's museum is reopening after bomb and earthquake damage closed it for decades. They even have a Dionysus display that is . . . unsettling   (phys.org) divider line
    More: Cool, Pompeii, Campania, Naples, Mount Vesuvius, Ancient Rome, Volcano, Pompeii's museum, Herculaneum  
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2021-01-26 5:12:05 PM  
a Dionysus display that is . . .

I SMELL FARK PARTY!
 
2021-01-26 5:13:55 PM  
Wait, they closed it for bomb and earthquake damage? That was free production value!
 
2021-01-26 5:43:45 PM  

PartTimeBuddha: a Dionysus display that is . . .

I SMELL FARK PARTY!


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2021-01-26 6:39:21 PM  
I loved visiting Pompeii.

My wife and I traveled there a few years a go in December, their low-tourist season. We arrived first thing in the morning. Its streets were deserted for the first hour, making it incredibly spooky.

Plus, Mount Vesuvius in the background, with the big scar on it, was a constant reminder of what happened, ,and how they didn't stand much of a chance.

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2021-01-26 6:39:46 PM  

PartTimeBuddha: a Dionysus display that is . . .

I SMELL FARK PARTY!


I SMELL!  FARK PARTY?
 
2021-01-26 7:13:17 PM  
Everyone should visit Pompeii once on their lifetime, but I prefer Herculaneum (next town over).   Herculaneum is smaller and better preserved, so its easier to navigate and envision ancient life.  I am very biased, tho.  Very biased ;-)
 
2021-01-26 7:23:04 PM  

raerae1980: Everyone should visit Pompeii once on their lifetime, but I prefer Herculaneum (next town over).   Herculaneum is smaller and better preserved, so its easier to navigate and envision ancient life.  I am very biased, tho.  Very biased ;-)


Plus, skeletons of people who'd been hiding down by the old docks, the last thing you see before you leave.

Pompeii is better for its size: it feels like an ancient, small city you can walk around in and explore for a day. Herculaneum is better for its preservation.
 
2021-01-26 8:36:44 PM  
The Cult of Dionysus ✨ The Orion Experience
Youtube 8ZcqaolcjUI


/And now I feel like playing Hades again
 
2021-01-26 9:21:41 PM  
I just remember being absolutely horrified by the Fark out by the preservations while watching a documentary about Pompeii (episode of In Search Of or something) as a young badger in the 70s. Especially the one of the dog still chained to its stake.
 
2021-01-27 3:53:36 AM  
So it exists because a volcano wiped the place out, was shut down after war bombings and again after a deadly earthquake, and now they are reopening during a pandemic.

Have these people not heard of the Hellmouth?
 
2021-01-27 3:55:59 AM  

eltejon: I just remember being absolutely horrified by the Fark out by the preservations while watching a documentary about Pompeii (episode of In Search Of or something) as a young badger in the 70s. Especially the one of the dog still chained to its stake.


Don't watch the reenactment from last month. It doesn't show any of the people or animals, except birds flocking and flying away, but it has tons of sounds, including the barks of all of the dogs that were trapped in the city as the volcano erupted.
 
2021-01-27 10:16:24 AM  

eltejon: I just remember being absolutely horrified by the Fark out by the preservations while watching a documentary about Pompeii (episode of In Search Of or something) as a young badger in the 70s. Especially the one of the dog still chained to its stake.


Quickly googles... Oh that is unsettling
 
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