Erotic Art in Pompeii - actually a sign to tell which way to go of looking for a brothel. [I've seen this quoted quite a few times as a direction to a brothel but in Herculaneum it's nothing but a more mundane sign for a men's public toilet.
Pompeii, Penis at the front wall, tze!
A funny moment on a visit here, when a fellow visitor asked how we knew it was a brothel and I just pointed to this!
Erotic Art in Pompeii - actually a sign to tell which way to go of looking for a brothel
Example of a typical Roman street from Pompeii. Notice the house and shop frontages are built right onto the pavement, upper storeys overhang, the high pavement curb with large curbstones, the large stepping stones crossing the street, grooves in the road caused by the wheels of horses and carts, and the fountain in the foreground.