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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.

Rabbit on Roman silver spoon

Roman silver spoon with an engraved inside image of a rabbit nibbling a carrot. The object was found in the area of ​​the former Roman settlement of Manching (southern Germany); dated to the middle of the 3rd century CE.

Rabbit on Roman silver spoon

Roman perfurme vessel

Roman perfume vessel, made of Roman glass with a golden cup in the shape of a woman’s head. Thanks to the long skewer, it was possible to remove the liquid from the glass container, drop by drop. Object dated to the 1st century CE.

Roman perfurme vessel

Roman fresco showing Phrixus and Helle

Roman fresco depicting Phrixus and Helle with a ram with a golden fleece. The object was probably found in Pompeii. The scene shows the moment Helle falls into the water and dies. Phrixus and Helle were siblings who were to be sacrificed to Zeus by their father Atamas – king of Beotia. However, god decided to send a ram to save them and carry them east.

Roman fresco showing Phrixus and Helle

35-meter-long wreck of Roman ship

A 35-meter-long wreck of a Roman ship. As it turns out, it was a transport unit that carried 6,000 amphoras. The property was discovered in 2019 off the coast of the Greek island of Kefalonia. This is one of the largest Roman shipwrecks found in the Mediterranean Sea.

35-meter-long wreck of Roman ship

Realistic Roman mosaic showing mullet

Realistic Roman mosaic showing mullet, a popular delicacy of the Roman aristocracy. The object dates back to the 1st century CE, which is located in the State Historical Museum in Moscow.

Realistic Roman mosaic showing mullet

Etruscan scuplture of head

A preserved Etruscan wooden head sculpture was located on a funeral urn. There are still slight traces of the original gilding around the mouth. The head was found in Chiusi, in central Italy. The object is dated to the 7th century BCE and is now located in the Archaeological Museum of Milan.

Etruscan scuplture of head

Ancient carved head found in Perth

An ancient carved head was found in Perth (Scotland). The object was found in 1965. The depressions visible on the head suggest that horns may have been attached here; researchers suggest that it may have been the horned deity Cernunnos, who was worshipped by people in northern Britain and Caledonia. Artefact is dated to the 2nd century CE.

Ancient carved head found in Perth

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