main square of Naples
It's shocking at first, but something you'll have to quickly get used to or be neurologically damaged for life.
Video: a taste and feel of Naples, Italy
Naples Claims to FamePizza- invented in Naples! Really it just amounts to bragging rights and acts as a touristic draw ("The birthplace of pizza, I've gotta have a slice there!")
And in fairness, the pizza is better here than I had elsewhere in Italy- Pizzeria Gino Sobrillo being the most famous and designated by the locals as "primo." A 40 minute line snakes around it all hours of the day.
A second item for which the Southern Italian city is famous- Neapolitan ice cream. The genius who arranged strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla in the same carton holding the same iconic status in Italian society as Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Mussolini.
Video: hustle and bustle n the streets of Naples
The following images were shot in the must see of Naples- the Museum of Archaeology taken from the city of Pompeii. Don't worry, we'll get to ancient Italian porn in a moment ...
|beautiful fresco from ancient Pompeii|
It has been theorized that Pompeii was once built on the coast and was a fishing town, as evidenced below by the fresco depicting all the fish one could catch off the Italian Coast. Today the ruins lie over 2km from the sea. The thought is the eruption of Mount Vesuvius created a greater area of land as the volcanic sediment dried.
|all the fish you could catch off the coast in the times of Pompeii|
|a rare portrait from Pompeii- |
what people actually looked like around the time of Christ
And, perhaps most famously, Naples, or rather her ancient sister city of Pompeii are also credited with the invention of pornography!
|if you think these are ancient candles, guess again|
Shocked? You're not the only one. Pompeii's treasure trove of pornography, (more classically known in scientific circles as a "porn stash") brought great shame to the Catholic Church as the current Pope was running on the slogan. "Make Italy great again," and discovering the lecherous ways and thoughts of the ancients didn't really align with the idea that, if only we could model the principles of the "wise men" of yesteryear, all the problems of modern society would be solved.
Sound familiar? Trust me, Trump is not the only politician in the world attempting to gain favor with such regressive ideas. Be wary of people who pine for the past. The world, despite its problems, has never been a better place for humans to live.
Especially problematic was the statue of the Roman God Pan having sex with a goat. It was a big let down for Pope Trump and decimating to his campaign. (which it turns out he ultimately won ... )
|the Greek God Pan having sex with a goat|
At first thoughts were to destroy the evidence, but the church found their plans thwarted by the Indiana Jones and Pervert Lobbies, so a compromise was reached to allow access to the
porn stash art collection only to the cognoscenti, the most erudite of society known to be of the "highest moral character," or whomever was willing to pay enough to see such titillating images.
When they saw the money flowing into church coffers someone suggested putting them on the Internet, but after several days of research, they realized the Internet had not yet been invented.
Nevertheless, I am fulfilling the dreams of these ancient pornographers, making such images available on the interweb for the first time ever.
|what I notice most prominently are the cheering, amazing|
posture of the figurines.
|everyone appreciates boobs|
|taken from a brothel|
|original Viagra ad|
|likely taken from a Pompeii brothel|
point to the position you want
Naples- the birthplace of porn. Hope you enjoyed :)