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The Roman state existed in practice for XIII centuries, being the power which was impacting the history. Therefore, I decided that I would tell the history of ancient Rome in the articles below, which will not necessarily cover only the Eternal City.

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Reconstruction of Roman legionary in movies on biblical themes

One of the most famous events in human history is undoubtedly the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in the early 30s of the 1st century CE. For this reason, along with the development of cinematography, many works were created to show the life of Christ: his birth, teaching, death and resurrection. Most of these works show Roman soldiers, specifically – legionarys, who most of the time appear only as a background.


Secrets of Pompeian fresco

September in Campania was far from what we had imagined. Together with a Polish couple, permanently living in the cool, rainy Scottish Highland, we naively expected room temperature, perfect for long hiking trips. Instead, the Campaign greeted us with over thirty degrees of heat and humidity of ninety per cent. In a word, horror.

Roman fresco showing the Dionysian mysteries

Entertainment for Empire – Great Roman Games

For many years, spring and summer weekends have been filled with numerous reconstruction events. Not only do they provide an opportunity to come into contact with the history of the region, but above all, they are an opportunity to meet enthusiasts of a given historical period and to have fun together with education.

Les Grands Jeux Romains, 2018

Profanum and his adventures with Roman Empire

History lovers have a certain lightness in absorbing dates, places and associating historical figures with specific events. And what about people who like to experience the “atmosphere” of the past, but the facts are not particularly important to them?


Giuseppe Fiorelli

Giuseppe Fiorelli was an Italian archaeologist who became famous for his discoveries in Pompeii, and also developed a method of making plaster casts of bodies, thanks to which we can see the shape of preserved, often in convulsions, the bodies of Pompeians who died during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE.

Giuseppe Fiorelli

Roman monuments in Dobkowice

Dobkowice is a small village in the Subcarpathian Voivodeship. Why am I writing about this place on the site about ancient Rome? Thanks to the beautiful passion of Mr Jerzy Jankowski. It is thanks to its beautiful Roman sculptures and elements that this quiet provincial place has become known all over Poland.

The work of Jerzy Jankowski

Shield of Achilles, Shield of Aeneas

In the 18th book of the Iliad, there is a description of Achilles’ shield, made for him by Hephaestus at the request of the hero’s mother – Tethys. Virgil, the entire “Aeneid” modelled on both epics of Homer (“Iliad” and “Odyssey”), did not fail to include in his work (in book VII) an analogous description of the shield Aeneas. The differences between them illustrate well the different goals and characters of the works of the two poets.

The scene where Achilles was handed the shield

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