The skeletons of Herculaneum.
Thought to be the remains of those killed following the eruption of mount Vesuvius in 79AD.
The victims were found huddled in groups taking refuge inside the cramped boat houses by the shore. They were possibly awaiting evacuation or hoping for the disaster to pass, but were killed instantly by a blast of debris and gas that melted the flesh from their bones and left them forever frozen in a blanket of ash.

Johan Christian Dahl (1788-1857)
“Eruption of Vesuvius” (1826)

Mount Vesuvius is a volcano located on the Gulf of Naples in Campania, Italy, about 9 km (5.6 mi) east of Naples. It is best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the burying and destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and several other settlements.

everyone has that one thing they were obsessed with learning about as a kid that never goes away like it could have been years since you last looked something up related to it but the passion is still there man

do me a favour and reblog with what your childhood obsession was like I am so curious about everyone else’s because it can be the most specific thing and it’s amazing

Okay but Donna was one of the best companions in my opinion. She was strong and independent. She had human compassion and was so caring and loving, but at the same time she was strong and she could push through difficult things. More than that, she pushed the doctor through difficult things. She challenged his convictions but also helped him to make hard and painful decisions. 

She was there at Pompei, and helped him trigger the eruption of Vesuvius, so that the burden wasn’t his alone. But she also managed to convince him to save just one family from the tragedy. Even when tempted with her own future, she discouraged him from reading River’s diary in the Library. She spares his “special Timelord code” of “not very alright at all” when she was grieving the loss of her family inside CAL’s simulation. 

For fuck’s sake, she becomes a Timelord, and keeps up with him. And the absolute best thing about her was that she was exactly what the Doctor asked for; she was his mate. She was a friend and not a love interest or a fling, she was just a mate. 

Sacred Landscape, from Pompeii

This Roman wall painting dates back to 63-79 AD. It was found in either Herculaneum or Pompeii, but most likely Pompeii. It is a perfect example of the third Pompeian style by adding amazing dimensions on a flat surface instead of it seeming like the person is looking into a distant space. This painting would have been on a flat wall in a house or other building. Despite the painting being on a flat wall, the painting itself is extremely realistic and the proportions of distance are very believable.

It depicts a tower, trees, statues, and human figures, which when combined forms something called a sacred landscape. Shepherds are shown around their sheep as they wander through the serene landscape, most likely of Pompeii (before Vesuvius erupted). The light brush strokes allow for it to seem airy and fresh. Overall, this painting is a perfect example of Roman paintings and also the third Pompeian style.


The Forum by Colin McBride
Via Flickr:
With some new art installation.

i want to read really fucking stupid soulmate matchy-matchy things okay

you share dreams but they’re like ACTUAL dreams where you’re sitting at a table drinking syrup out of a gas can while vesuvius erupts outside and you have a paper due in 30 seconds and barely remember what was happening when you wake up

your hands ears and feet are the EXACT SAME SIZE and earcuffs become the height of fashion and getting measured for your very first set of earcuffs is a Very Big Deal

if you dye or cut your hair it also dyes or cuts your soulmate’s hair and being bald is the penultimate tragedy and hairstylists are worth their weight in GOLD

PARTIAL colorblindness where every set can’t see one very very very specific shade of a varying color so everyone looking for their soulmate has this color card they flash out and go “IS THIS YOUR COLOR?????” and the poor actually-colorblind people of the world are in a constant state of anxiety

your fingerprints are the same so if one of you commits a serious crime and there’s no witnesses then you both end up going to jail

if one of you laughs the other also laughs no matter what is happening, the laughter is infectious, so many funerals are ruined