A rainy afternoon was the pefect excuse to spend some hours at the archeological museum – even that wasn´t any light in two of the rooms with all the marbles, still don´t know why, but it made me miss the famous buttocks of Venus Callipyge – there are so many beautiful artifacts, I might be going back there this autumn.
Founded in the 1750s by Charles III of Spain the museums hosts a huge collections of Roman and Greek artifacts from Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum.
And suddenly one had to wait in line – I was reaching the Gabbinete, the „Secret Room“!
is the name of the Bourbon Monarchy gave the private rooms in which they held their fairly extensive collection of erotic or sexual items, mostly deriving from excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Access was limited to only persons of mature age and known morals.(Wikipedia)
My morals seemed known enough – I was allowed to enter…