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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The Great Court of the British Museum. Light floods in from the wonderful tessellated ceiling, so you don’t have to worry about your having enough. I went to the Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum Exhibition with two friends. We were greeted by this statue, which was found in the theatre of Herculaneum in the early 1730s.

Lucius Mammius Maximus was a wealthy benefactor of the city who paid for public buildings and statues. He wears a toga, a Roman citizen’s formal dress, and strikes the classic pose of a Roman politician making a speech to the people. But, in common with many people in Herculaneum and Pompeii, he was a freedman (an ex-slave).

I’ll confess here that although I’m tagging this as ‘street’ my two friends are actually in the shot. Eileen was trying to get a better look at Lucius and Jenny was trying to run out of camera range!

Camera Olympus E-M5
Exposure 0.167 sec (1/6)
Aperture f/22.0
Focal Length 12 mm
ISO Speed 200

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