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Curiosities of ancient Rome (Monuments)

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.

Ancient theater in Syracuse

Ancient theater in Syracuse, Sicily. The theater was built on the slope of Temenita Hill. The object measures 138.6 m in diameter and is one of the largest of its kind in the world.

House of Aufidia Valentilla

In February 2020, it is a great pleasure to enter one of the closed facilities that are not open to tourists on a daily basis. What are we talking about? About the domus belonging to a certain Aufidia Valentilla.

Possible sightseeing of Roman ship near coast of Spain

Near Villajoyosa (eastern coast of Spain), at the bottom of the sea, there is a Roman shipwreck (called Bou Ferrer) from the 1st century CE. The vessel is located at a depth of about 25 meters and about 1000 meters from the shore. Since 2013, the wreck has been made available to tourists for sightseeing.

Roman city of Viriconium Cornoviorum

Viriconium Cornoviorum (now Wroxeter in the West of England) was founded as a Roman fort (castrum) in the middle of the 1st century CE, which was the base for the 14th Gemina legion, invading Wales. The city developed at the end of the 1st century and became the fourth largest city in Roman Britain.

Insula Ara Coeli – level difference

Insula Ara Coeli in Rome. The photos were taken from the level of a modern pavement; underground is a high ground floor and a mezzanine. The photos perfectly show how the ground level has risen over the centuries.

Frigidarium and Pompeii thermal baths

Frigidarium – a cold water pool – located in one of the surviving baths in the Roman city of Pompeii. These bathhouses were one of the smaller ones in the city, but certainly also the most decorated.

Roman baths in Serbia

Remains of a Roman public baths in the Serbian town of Čačak. The bathhouse had several rooms, swimming pools with hot and cold water and a hypocaustum – a floor and wall heating system.

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