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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.

Bloody Marsyas

Mythological motifs have always been very important in Greco-Roman art. When selecting the topic of their works, ancient artists tried to take into account the most moving, emotionally charged, shocking or tragic motifs of their myths.

Sculpture of Roman boy

Sculpture of a Roman boy. The object dates back to the beginning of the 2nd century CE. The artifact is located in Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen (Denmark).

Sculpture of Roman boy

Old man Hercules

When we visit museums of ancient art, we usually admire marble or bronze sculptures depicting beautiful figures – gods, goddesses, heroes, warriors, nymphs, etc. The art of those times is associated with the cult of the beauty of the human body, youth, harmonious proportions, classic beauty, well-groomed muscles. e.t.c.

Hercules

Bust of Roman woman

Bust of a Roman woman from 1st BCE – 1st century CE. Object discovered in Italy. The artifact is located in Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen (Denmark).

Bust of Roman woman

Carved head of Emperor Tiberius

Carved head of Emperor Tiberius, who reigned from 14-37 CE. The object dates back to 10-20 CE. The artifact is located in Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen (Denmark).

Carved head of Emperor Tiberius

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