Left: Sappho (ca. 612 B.C.E), Fresco from Pompeii National Archeological Museum, Naples.
In 74AD, Mount Vesuvius near Naples erupted and covered Pompeii in lava and ash.
Although the disaster devastated the city, killed people and burried everything when the city was excavated in the 18th century and works of arts and buildings were back in life after centuries under the ashes.
The erotic art has some embarassing scenes and we'll see them later.