In Greek mythology, Aphrodite is the goddess of love and everything that this entails, including beauty, lust, and jealousy. She was either a daughter of Zeus or arose from the foam of the sea. The Romans called her Venus.

An Indian figurine from Pompeii


An Indian figurine from Pompeii

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In the 1930s, archaeologists made a remarkable discovery at Pompeii: an ivory figurine that was originally created in faraway India.