In Pompeii-land: On reconstructions

When you get to the peristyle, you find that just next to the relatively well preserved furniture that is still in situ, some modern look-alikes have been installed — probably expensively-made have come from the local Ikea. Move on the dining room and — just in  case you missed the point about what it was used for — there some Ikea  couches and tables (and not in this case, I think, a very accurate  version of what you would once have found).

More from Mary Beard at the link.

In Pompeii-land: On reconstructions

When you get to the peristyle, you find that just next to the relatively well preserved furniture that is still in situ, some modern look-alikes have been installed — probably expensively-made have come from the local Ikea. Move on the dining room and — just in case you missed the point about what it was used for — there some Ikea couches and tables (and not in this case, I think, a very accurate version of what you would once have found).

More from Mary Beard at the link.

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