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.
Preserved fragments of the decorated pool bottom in a Roman villa in Fuengirola (southern Spain). Beautifully preserved details that imitate a mosaic show marine scenes, including nereids and tritons. Objects dated to the 1st-2nd century CE.
Roman mosaic floor tiles from the famous Roman villa – Villa Romana del Casale in Sicily. The multitude of details and the variety of colors (green, yellow, red, white) confirm how amazing works of art were able to be made by ancient artists.
The museum in Ostróda has a treasure of Roman coins from the 1st-2nd century CE. Found during excavations in a nearby settlement. It was probably a “gift” of Rome to the tribes in return for peace and friendship.
Roman bust of a Roman woman with a hairstyle fashionable during the rule of the Flavian dynasty (69-96 CE). Part of the hair was combed forward and then built into curls; the back part was braided and arranged in a bun (the so-called “wasp’s nest” or “bee’s nest”).
Roman mosaic floor that adorns one of the rooms in the famous villa – Villa Romana del Casale in Sicily. A fragment of a large mosaic shows hunting scenes and nature. Artist incl. showed plants that grew in the vicinity of the building – oaks and cypresses.
Roman mosaic depicting the scene of an elephant being brought aboard a ship. According to researchers, the scene could take place in Egypt, near the port of Alexandria, from where numerous exotic animals were transported to Italy.
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