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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.

Powerful lion on Roman mosaic

A powerful lion on a Roman mosaic. The object was found in Salakta, Tunisia. Dated to the 3rd century CE; currently on display at the Salakta Archaeological Museum.

Mosaic showing tigress and cubs

Roman mosaic showing the tigress and cubs. The object is dated to the 4th century CE and was probably found in Italy. Currently, the object is in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art in the USA.

Roman small statuette depicting gladiator

Roman small statuette depicting a gladiator. The object dates from the 1st century CE and shows the so-called “thrax”, who in the arena was usually armed with a short sword (broken here) and a small shield protecting the chest.

Roman weight

Roman scale, made of bronze. Dated on the 1st-2nd century CE. The object was found in the village of Hrtkovci in northern Serbia.

Roman mosaic shows cobra

The Roman mosaic shows a cobra. It is a fragment of a scene from the House of the Faun in Pompeii. The object is dated to 2nd BCE – 1st century CE.

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