E: The Museo Nacional

We to the Museo Nacional in Naples. They have old things from Pompei and Herculenium. This is a old mosaic of a cheetah from Herculenium.

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This is a part of a tall column covered with mosaic and shells.  This is from a temple in Pompei.  The four in the museum are the only mosaic-ed columns that are left.

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This is a really beautiful mosaic of a lion, it was made of really teeny squares of mosaic so you can’t really see it here.  We are looking at how there are different colors and shapes in the lion.

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Mama and I are looking at glass jars and ink bottles that survived in the giant Vesuvius explosion thingy.

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3 thoughts on “E: The Museo Nacional

  1. Emma,
    Wow! It must have taken a lot of patience to do those mosaics.
    Reading your blog makes me feel like I’m in Italy with you. Thanks for sharing your trip.
    Love,
    Debby

  2. WOW! I am so jealous. I think Pompeii and Herculenium are the COOLEST and I think you guys are lucky to have gone. Now you can teach me about mosaics and make one on Pine Street, I have been thinking about a fun project…

    I look forward to the stories when you come back.

  3. I wonder how this compares to the British Museum?

    Maybe you can draw this as well and reproduce a mosaic when you get home.

    So glad you are having a good time.

    Love, Grandma

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