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Pompeii Plaster Casts @ Mummy Tombs

WHERE TO FIND THEM AT POMPEII

SUGGESTIONS FOR VISITING POMPEII

 

Macellum

The macellum is highlighted in red

A building on the northeast side of the Forum

 

The Macellum was Pompeii's marketplace for meat and fish.  Today it houses two plaster casts encased in rather grimy display cases. The macellum is a major stop on the tour route, so tour leaders often give lectures near the cases of the two casts.

 

Tour groups regularly are lectured about the macellum and the plaster casts

One of the plaster casts

 

The skull of this plaster cast is visible because the plaster surrounding it has deteriorated over time

 

The second plaster cast in the macellum was poorly made; his facial features were carved rather unrealistically when the plaster did not reveal the person's face

 

Books about the Plaster Casts of Pompeii

For Adults and Teenagers
For Children