Erotic art in Pompeii and Herculaneum has been both exhibited as art and censored as pornography. The Roman cities around the bay of Naples were destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, thereby preserving their buildings and artifacts until extensive archaeological excavations began in .
Another repository of the erotic art of Pompeii was the public bath outside the city walls, the so called Suburban Baths. The bath was entered by a long hall which led to a dressing room were the walls were covered with the erotic art.
Restored Suburban Baths of Pompeii, located by its northern walls, provide a glimpse into erotic side of ancient Roman affairs. Restored Suburban Baths of Pompeii, located by its northern walls, provide a glimpse into erotic side of ancient Roman affairs. art Italy Pompeii restoration Roman Rome. Scene V possibly showcasing lesbians in bed.
place to clean yourself, while also relaxing in a nice pool with steam baths, and a place for lounging around and discussing the current topics of the day. The importance of the bathhouses in our study is to understand the social attitude of bathing, and understanding the reasons why erotic art lined the walls of the suburban bathhouses.