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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.

Marble slab with image of wool seller

The marble slab of the sarcophagus in which the freedman named Titus Aelius Evangelius is buried. The man was selling wool during his lifetime; on a stone he is shown surrounded by tools and objects that he used on a daily basis.

Umbo from Roman shield

An umbo that was attached to the shield of a Roman legionary who belonged to the legion VIII Augusta. The object dates back to the early 2nd century CE; it was found in the River Tyne in northern England. On the edge of the umbo you can read the name Junius Dubitatus.

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