MONOCHROME MADNESS: Pompeii Artifacts ; for MM 2-21

Ritva's Art - Monochrome Photography

I visited Pompeii  in  June, as you know if you have seen my previous posts.  The site was lost for about 1,500 years until its initial rediscovery in 1599 and broader rediscovery almost 150 years . The objects that lay beneath the city have been well-preserved for centuries because of the lack of air and moisture. These provide an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city during the Pax Romana.  The first photo is what I’ve sent to Leanne Cole for  Monochrome Madness ChallengeRitva Sillanmäki -archaeological find _ Pompeii  (4 of 6)

 During the excavation, plaster was used to fill in the voids in the ash layers that once held human bodies. This allowed one to see the exact position the person was in when he or she died.

Pompeii (31 of 47)Pompeii (29 of 47)Pompeii (33 of 47)

Please go and see the other  wonderful entries others have sent there for this week .

View original post

All comments are welcome! Thanks for sharing your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: