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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.

Preserved fragments of decorated pool bottom

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 from Villa Romana del Casale

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.

Roman treasure from Ostróda

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.

Scenes of hunting in Roman mosaic

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.

Sculpture of Roman general

Sculpture of a Roman general from the 2nd century CE, made of white marble. The figure depicted was holding in his left hand a shield decorated with the image of a Gorgon / Medusa.

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