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The secret cabinet at the Naples Archeological Museum includes homosexual representations

The Naples National Archaeological Museum -situated in Naples, Italy- has a magnificent collection of Roman, Greek and Renaissance times. Also here you can find a big collection of antiquity from Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae.

If you walk into the Museum, you will be amazed by the statues that seem intact by time, beautiful sculptures made in marble of gay personalities like the Emperor Hadrian, Antinous, The Tyrannicides (Harmodius and Aristogeiton) or even Heracles.

One of the collections inside the Museums that will let you speechless is the Secret Cabinet, it includes an erotic collection from Pompeii and Herculaneum.

In this collection you will see frescoes representing erotic scenes including homoerotic paintings, some of them used as decoration inside a house or a garden, an untold history of the past.

Etruscan Amphora

Inside the Secret Cabinet you will find the different aspects of the sexuality, the first one is the religious part shown in scenes of gods in different sexual intercourse; the next one is the cartoon part represented in scenes of persons with a big phallus; the commercial aspect includes different scenes where prostitutes where the main focus; the magical aspect shows the phallus as an amulet or talisman for good luck; the funerary aspect that explains virility as symbol of reborn; and the erotic-love aspect where you will see different scenes of sex including an etruscan amphora representing two men having sex.

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