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.
Roman mosaic showing the scene of Theseus’ killing the Minotaur. The object was found in the province of Retia (eastern Switzerland). Object dated to the 1st-2nd century CE; is currently at the University Library Freiburg in Germany.
Mercury – Roman statue from the 2nd century CE, made of bronze. The object is located in the museum at Colchester Castle (built on the foundations of the Claudius Temple). In Roman times the city was called Camulodunum or Colonia Claudia Victricensis.
In the Capitoline Museums we can admire the colossal marble sculpture depicting the Mars Avenger (Mars Ultor). However, this is not an ordinary image of Mars – according to some researchers, the god in this case has the features of Pyrrhus, the great leader and king of Epirus.
An ancient mosaic depicting a dragon or a sea monster according to the Greek images. The mosaic dates back to the 4th century BCE and was found in Calabria, in the south of Italy. Currently, the object is housed in the Museo Archelogico di Monasterace in Calabria.
IMPERIUM ROMANUM is in process of translation over 3300 Polish articles about history of ancient Rome. If you have the opportunity to financially support the further translations – even with smaller amount – I will be very grateful.