The Lupanare, an extravagant 2000-year-old brothel in Pompeii featuring erotic wall paintings, attracted hundreds of tourists after it underwent a restoration costing $250,000 (€200,000, £134,000) and was reopened.
According to archaeologists, prostitution was legal at that time and most sex workers were either slaves or came from Greece. Sex workers charged the equivalent of the price of 8 red wine glasses.
Pompeii, located near Mount Vesuvius, was reduced to rubble in AD79 due to a volcanic eruption. Although the eruption ended the lives of those who lived there, it froze the city in time, allowing us to see what it was like to live in Roman times.