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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.

Tablet (No. 311) discovered in Vindolanda

Tablet (No. 311) discovered at the Roman camp of Vindolanda, in northern England. In the letter, Sollemnis addresses a certain Paris (a soldier of the third Batavian cohort), to whom he points out that he did not send him even a single message. The object is now in The British Museum and dates back to the 1st century CE.

Great sarcophagus of Ludovisi

The so-called Ludovisi’s great sarcophagus was discovered in 1621 in a tomb on Via Tiburtina and found its way into the collections of the famous collector of ancient art – Cardinal Ludovico Ludovisi, nephew of Pope Gregory XV.

Roman wooden tablet from Vindolanda (No. 892)

Roman wooden tablet from Vindolanda (northern England) with the text of the message preserved. A plate was registered under the number 892. In ancient Rome, this type of plates were covered with wax and written with a special stylus. The preserved scratches on the wood allow the message to be recreated.

Roman saddle with preserved horns

Roman saddle with preserved horns, made of bronze. The object is dated to the 1st century CE and is on display at the Dominikanermuseum Rottweil in Germany. The horns were found at Fort I and II in Rottweil.

Ancient oil lamps from Marsala

Ancient oil lamps discovered in the area of ​​ancient Marsalia (Lilybaeum). Objects dated to the 1st BCE – 1st century CE. The objects were probably used for religious purposes; located in the Parco Archeologico di Lilibeo in Marsala (Sicily).

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