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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 mug with deer

Roman terracotta cup showing a deer galloping. The object dates from the beginning of the 3rd century CE; is currently at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Roman mug with deer

Roman mosaic with image of naked Hercules

Roman mosaic showing Hercules in a crown of laurel leaves. The hero lies naked on the skin of a Nemean lion. He holds kantharos (a kind of Greek drinking vessel) in his hand and his club lies beside it. The object is made of glass, marble and calcite. Artifact dated to the 3rd-4th century CE.

Roman mosaic with image of naked Hercules

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