Rising from the fertile plain north of the city of Meknes in Morocco stands the remains of the Roman city of Volubilis. Volubilis was the capital of the Roman state of Mauretania which passed to Roman control after the fall of … Continue reading Roman Morocco: Morocco Travel Tales
For the past few months the monkey has been pretty busy and hasn’t posted much on his blog. It’s not that he’s a lazy monkey (well maybe a little lazy). Instead he’s been cramming his simian head with facts and … Continue reading Monkey Docent
Kongo normally doesn’t hang out in brothels but on a visit to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii a few weeks ago he stood in a long line to see first hand how the ancient Romans did it. Turns out that they actually did it pretty much like Romans do it today and variety is always a good thing, if you know what I mean.
Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week is sculpture. Well here’s an oldie but goodie that Kongo saw in the Louvre last month. Venus de Milo if you’re a Roman. Aphrodite of Milos if you happen to be Greek, which this lovely lady certainly was. The artist is believed to be Alexandros of Antioch. See more sculpted entries at Where’s My Backpack. Continue reading Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Sculpture