1. First-century Roman bronze pendant depicting the Gorgon Medusa. Recovered from the ruins of Pompeii.

     
  2. Roman bronze decorations recovered from the ruins of Pompeii.

     
  3. A remarkable first-century bust of Ptolemy Apion, the last Greek Cyrenaean King (died in 96 BC). Recovered from Pompeii.

     
  4. Roman bust excavated from Pompeii (National Archaeological Museum, Naples).

     
  5. Roman mosaic of the first century (National Archaeological Museum, Naples).

     
  6. Statue of Our Lady of Victory in the Wieliczka Salt Mines near Kraków.

     
  7. Rock salt sculptures in the Wieliczka mines near Kraków. At top, a relief of the Flight from Egypt in the underground church; below and to the left, Nicholas Copernicus; to the right, King Casimir; and at the bottom, a multi-figure scene involving Saint Kinga.

     
  8. The town of Wieliczka, home to world-famous rock salt mines.

     
  9. A snail I found on the way to the Wieliczka Salt Mines. I advised him to stay far away.

     
  10. The lonely Town Hall Tower of Kraków. The rest of the building was demolished in 1820 to open up the city’s main square.