5 interesting Pompeii statues

Pompeii is one of the best preserved ancient Roman cities that was forgotten about after a deadly volcanic eruption.

Diana of Pompeii

Pompeii was a huge thriving city until 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius erupted. The city was entirely covered in volcanic ash, which ended up preserving the city until the late 16th century when Pompeii was discovered.

Pompeii has different statues that you can see if you visit the site. The statues are of gods, people, or animals that are made from marble and bronze. The Roman statues are always remarkable to see and it’s worth trying to find these when you visit Pompeii.

1. Diana of Pompeii

Diana of Pompeii is a beautiful bronze marble statue. The statue represents Diania, who was the goddess of the hunt. The statue captures her about to shoot an arrow. To find Diana of Pompeii, head inside the Temple of Apollo, which is the oldest religious building in the city.

2. Dancing Faun

Given by the name, the Dancing Faun statue is of a faun mid dancing. This statue was made of marble and you can see it for yourself inside of the House of the Faun.

It’s believed the Dancing Faun statue was a 2nd century Greek original or a high quality Roman version.

Dancing Faun Pompeii

3. Hermes Statue

The Hermes Statue is made of bronze with Hermes seated. The statue was dedicated to the Greek god of travel, communication, and trade. In general, the statue is a testament to ancient Rome’s influences.

4. Venus Genetrix

Venus Genetrix was the goddess of love and is another beautiful white marble sculpture. The statue reflects a graceful pose of the goddess wearing a flowing drapery.

This statue is believed to have been inside a private villa as decoration before the eruption.

5. Faun of Pompeii

The Faun of Pompeii statue is Pompeii’s most popular statue to see. The white marble statue is of a fawn dancing. You can notice the small details from the pose of the fawn to the happy expression on his face.

You can find the iconic Faun of Pompeii statue in the House of the Faun.

You can visit Pompeii is open all year round except January 1, May 1, and December 25. There is also free entry on the first Sunday of every month. There is also a Pompeii walking tour available where you have a tour guide show you around the city.

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