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.
Atrium with preserved compluvium (“hole” in the ceiling) and impluvium (stone rainwater tank in which water was collected and collected in a cistern). The place is located in domus called the so-called Casa del Tramezzo di Legno Insula III in Herculaneum.
External steps of the Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii. The building could accommodate up to 12,000 spectators (some give the number of 20,000), so it was necessary to provide an appropriate way to leave the building. In the arena, mainly gladiators and wild animals fights took place. The amphitheatre was “buried” as a result of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE.
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.
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