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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.

Roman temple in Evora

Roman temple in Evora (Portugal) is also known (erroneously) as the temple of Diana – the Roman goddess of the moon, hunting and nature. The preserved ruins are in very good condition and are a unique facility of this type in Portugal.

Commagene - a betrayed ally

Roman theater in Lisbon

Roman theater in Lisbon (in Roman times Olisipo) was founded in the early 1st century CE. His discovery was made in 1798 after the city was destroyed by an earthquake in 1755. Its semi-circular structure blends perfectly with the hill. Due to its location, the object was very clearly visible, especially from the Tagus river side.

View from the upper floor of the remnants of the Sao Cucufate thermal  baths

Colossus of Barletta

Barletta is a town in the Italian Apulia, which is the dream destination for lovers of monuments. On the one hand, the city is not crowded with tourists, on the other it is full of wonderful traces of the past. The most famous was in the era of crusades, but it was renowned for the Colossus of Barletta. It is thanks to transporting to Europe the spoils, mainly to Venice, surviving monuments of Constantinople, which certainly would not have survived the Turks’ conquest of the city in 1453. Thanks to the knights-robbers we can admire today, among others the so-called – Colossus of Barletta.

Colossus of Barletta

Sebasteion – temple of cult of Roman emperors

Aphrodisias – an ancient city in the area of present-day Turkey, was already known in the Hellenistic era due to the numerous marble deposits and dynamically operating sculptural workshops. In addition, crowds of the faithful drew this city because of the temple dedicated to the goddess Aphrodite.

The attacking legionnaire unit - already on a T-shirt!

Balkerne Gate ruins in Colchester

Balkerne Gate ruins in Colchester (south-east England) at night, dated to the first century CE. It is the largest and best preserved Roman gate that has survived to our times.

The ruins of Balkerne Gate in Colchester

Temple of Bacchus in Baalbek

Roman temple of Bacchus in Baalbek, also called Heliopolis, in northeastern Lebanon. Object dating to 2nd or early 3rd century CE; reconstructed in the 19th century. It is one of the most complete and gratest Roman temple ruins in the world.

Roman skeleton in the tomb in Viminacium

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