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.
A very interesting Roman portrait of an elderly man. The object is dated to the beginning of the 2nd-century CE. from the reign of Emperor Trajan. The object is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
The beautifully preserved marble head of the Roman goddess that was part of the Venus’ or Minerva’s statue. The object was found on Esquiline in Rome. You can still see traces of polychrome – stone painting. Currently, the artifact can be admired at The British Museum.
Roman tombstone with an interesting inscription: “To Helena, foster child, soul without comparison and deserving of praise”. Interestingly, the bas-relief shows a dog, so it’s not entirely clear whether the inscription refers to a dead dog or a child. The object is located in the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
Roman brick tomb in Serbia, built in the 2nd-3rd century CE. The object was discovered in a necropolis at an excavation site in Gomolava (Hrtkovci village) in northern Serbia. This place is one of the “richest” in terms of archaeological finds in Serbia.
Roman tombstone from the time of the reign of Octavian Augustus (27 BCE – 14 CE). The sculpture shows an eagle and weapons. In the past, the monument may have contained an urn with the ashes of Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus.
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