Erotic Art in the Lupanar in Pompeii
Lupanar is,  Latin for brothel, at Pompeii

Lupanar is a common Latin term for brothel, and this was easy for the excavators of Pompeii to identify by the suggestive sex scenes painted on the walls.

Speculation is that the erotic paintings may have served as a menu of sorts. If that weren't enough for a positive ID, rather lurid graffiti was also found left by both the customers and the workers.

Please be aware that the photos of paintings depicting sex may be offensive to some.

A bedroom in the brothel in Pompeii

A painting in the brothel of Pompeii

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A painting in the brothel of Pompeii

A painting in the brothel of Pompeii

A painting in the brothel of Pompeii

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A painting in the brothel of Pompeii

Not on the brothel itself, we found this phallic image on the outside of a building nearby
Not on the brothel itself, we found this phallic image on the outside of a building nearby.

David & Veronica, GypsyNester.com

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