Those of you who like history or colossal films have certainly heard the word Pompeii. Pompeii is a city in ancient Roman times that was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD ago.

In the past, Pompeii was known as a resort city for rich people. But now, the city has been razed to the ground, to rubble near the City of Naples which is now in the Campania region.

The luxurious and majestic Pompeii in the past was even forgotten for 1,500 years, until finally it was discovered in 1599 and officially excavated in 1748. The tragic story of Pompeii was even packaged in a film of the same name starring Kit Harrington.

"One of the relics in the City of Pompeii is the bath center (Terme Centrali) which was being built when Mount Vesuvius 'vomited' its bowels. Reported by Lonely Planet, the bathing center will be open to the public for the first time."

The bath center is designed bigger and brighter than the other baths. Because it was made to meet the demands of the population of Pompeii, which at that time was growing rapidly, Terme Centrali was designed to have a large gymnasium with lots of baths, saunas, and larger dressing rooms.

Unfortunately, the construction of the baths must be stopped because of natural disasters that are known to have up to 100,000 times the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In fact, one of the excavators had found the skeleton of a small child in the middle of the rubble.

Terme Centrali is not open to the public to be used as a bath, you know. Although in the past the building was prepared as a bath, but when opened to the public, Terme Centrali is intended as part of the exhibition.

In it you can find a mural. The painting depicts Queen Spartan Leda who is being seduced by a swan. This picture is a manifestation of a Greek mythology story that tells Zeus disguised as a swan in order to be able to flirt and sleep with Leda.

The discovery of this painting is part of a new excavation for the UNESCO registered site. In addition to paintings, there are several artifacts that were also found at the same time.


The artifacts included a 2,000-year-old fast food counter, a mural depicting the mythological hunter Narcissus and the skeleton of a young man holding a bag containing 22 silver and bronze coins. The young man was seen limping due to pyroclastic flow from Mount Vesuvius.

In addition to Terme Centrali and also the painting of Queen Leda, you can also access the House of Golden Cupids which has also recently reopened along with other sites in Pompeii. How, interested in visiting the historic City of Pompei.


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