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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.

Roman bowl made with millefiori technique

A Roman bowl made with the millefiori technique, which consists in fusing mosaic glass rods into the glass. Thanks to this method, the glass had a multicolored color with a floral pattern. Object dated to the 1st century CE.

Roman bowl made with millefiori technique

Beautiful Roman colored wine jug

A beautiful Roman-colored wine jug with the image of the priest Bacchus – the god of wine and intoxication. The vessel was made using the blown glass method.

Beautiful Roman colored wine jug

Tablet with instructions for deceased

Over the years, archaeologists have found extremely interesting finds throughout the Mediterranean, including Sicily, southern Italy, northern Greece and Crete. We are talking about tablets with instructions for the dead, which were to help souls on their journey to the afterlife.

Tablet with instructions for deceased

Beautifully crafted pyxis dish

Pyxis made of bones with the image of a golden ivy leaf. Pyxis was a vessel with a lid used in Greek and Roman culture. Jewelry and toiletries were kept there.

Beautifully crafted pyxis dish

Tomb of Roman legionary Lucius Poblicius

The tomb of the Roman legionary Lucius Poblicius, built between 40 and 50 CE is one of the most impressive exhibits of the Römisch Germanisches Museum in Cologne. It is believed to be the best-preserved object of this type north of the Alps, and its rich decorations deserve attention: reliefs depicting the Roman god Pan and his priestesses, as well as floral motifs. In the upper part of the tomb, there is a sculpture of Polblicius himself wearing a toga – an attire that proves to belong to the higher social classes.

Poblicius' tomb in the Römisch Germanisches Museum in Cologne

Tombstone of Roman silversmith

Tombstone of a Roman goldsmith, one Publius Curtilius Agatho. The man was a liberator and died in the early 1st century CE. His names “Publius Curtilius” came from his former owner. His proper name/nickname (Agatho) in Greek means “good”.

Tombstone of Roman silversmith

Triclinium in villa Regina

The Roman dining room (the so-called “G” room), referred to in ancient Rome as triclinium. The richly decorated room is located in Villa Regina in the Boscoreale region (Italy), near Pompeii.

Reconstructed Roman room

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