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Curiosities of ancient Rome (Artifact)

The world of ancient Romans abounded in a number of amazing curiosities and information. The source of knowledge about the life of the Romans are mainly works left to us by ancient writers or discoveries. The Romans left behind a lot of strange information and facts that are sometimes hard to believe.

Vegetable seller from Ostia

Relief showing a vegetable seller (including cabbage, garlic and asparagus) from Ostia. Roman relief dates back to the 2nd century CE. The artifact is in the Archaeological Museum in Ostia (Italy).

Vegetable seller from Ostia

Roman sculpture depicting Seleucus I Nicator

Roman sculpture showing Seleucus I Nicator, one of the leaders (so-called diadochi) of Alexander the Great, who, after he died due to the ongoing war to divide the Empire, took over most of the lands and established the Seleucid monarchy. The artifact is located in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

Roman sculpture depicting Seleucus I Nicator

Roman fresco showing Dionysian scene

Roman fresco showing a Dionysian scene. The painting shows the dancing Maenad, the companion of Bacchus (Dionysus), near a statue of Priapus, a leopard and a satyr. The object was discovered in Casa dei Capitelli in Pompeii. Dated to the 1st century CE. The artifact is located in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

Roman fresco showing Dionysian scene

Divine face from a horror movie

Look at that face… Disturbing, isn’t it? If it weren’t for the fact that it is an exhibit from the Vatican Museums, it could be considered a mask from some horror movie.

Divine face from a horror movie

Sculpture of Agrippina the Younger

Sculpture of Agrippina the Younger, Empress of Rome, mother of Nero, from the second half of the 1st century CE. The artifact is located in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

Sculpture of Agrippina the Younger

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