Pygmies vs Hippos

Pygmies vs Hippos in the Palazzo Massimo National Roman Museum in Rom

Pygmies vs Hippos detail

The Large Columbarium in the Villa Doria Pamphili — 1st century AD burial niches for cinerary urns and inscriptions with the names of the dead. Some of the drawings depict arguments between Pygmies and hippos — in Roman eyes, these two never got along.

The Palazzo Massimo has one of the finest collections of busts and sculptures from antiquity in Rome. As the main venue of the Roman National Museum, the best archaeological finds in Rome since 1870 are on display here.