Erotic art

Overtly sexual depictions or symbols

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Etruscan Necropolises Tarquinia: one of the tombs has a painting of two men whipping a woman.
Kathmandu Valley Patan
Khajuraho Group of Monuments
Mogao Caves A large number of the caves are off-limits, because they are not of significant interest or they contain Tantric murals considered too sexually explicit for visitors
Pompei Ancient brothel
Pont du Gard Phallus
Quseir Amra
Risco Caido "This cavity is also richly decorated with triangular motifs, interpreted as representing the female pubic triangle as a symbol of fertility."
Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France Cath√©drale Saint-√Čtienne de Cahors
Sun Temple, Konarak
Tarraco Phallus
Tassili n'Ajjer Some scenes appear to portray sexuality, e.g. men with an erect penis.


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