Skullus Mosiacus

This is an extremely detailed mosaic that was uncovered in Pompeii and now resides in the Museum of Archeology in Naples. I am pretty sure this is the same skull that inspired the beginning of that show Rome on HBO, which is really a good show, by the way.


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  • Michael Huebener 9y

    Great shot, and interesting link to Rome, which I hope is coming back with more episodes. Looks better in your photo than on the intro to the show...
  • Dalmatica PRO 9y

    what i find interesting is that the skull looks like it has ears and a smile... and that thing underneath, is almost like a bow-tie.
    history is so fascinating!
  • SkyShaper PRO 9y

    looks like your buddy icon
  • John Godfrey Schellinger 9y

    Yeah; I saw a skull with a bowtie; what an interesting and exotic mosaic; I'll look for the HBO Rome special; sounds great; I have to say, this skull DOES have personality, to be sure; LOL; fave. ( ;~)>
  • iamnona 9y

    impressive~ always a fan of the past when it can be seen in the present~ i like to "live" history...i never could get anything from a text book~ cool shot~
  • Douglas Thayer / 謝道明 9y

    very nice, hope I look that good when I'm...never mind.
  • neuropathee 9y

    cool piece of art. lovely shot man.
  • iessi PRO 9y

    very nice photo and great show :)
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  • Swedebug 9y

    Since the tv-series "Rome" started here just a month ago, I watched an episode this friday. Therefore I recogniced the skull, as it turns up in the opening for the show. Its very interesting that it has a history behind it and isnt just a fabrication from the producers.
  • Ian Lewis PRO 9y

    I don't think it's a skull: I think it's a happy, thin, drunk. We (sometimes) have a very similar one in our bathroom, only it has more wrinkles.
  • Chris Barber PRO 9y

    what a cool mosaic
  • Devon 9y

    I was in Pompeii about 2 weeks ago. What an amazing place. Too bad this mosaic is in Naples. Naples is probably the one place (besides the Dublin airport) from all of my travels that I never want to return to. Nice shot though, wish I could have seen it while I was there!
  • Trey Ratcliff PRO 9y

    Hehe thanks...

    Naples is not that bad - there are some unique things to do there and maybe you should give it another chance? That museum, if nothing else, is worth a night there.
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Taken on July 16, 2006
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