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Curiosities of ancient Rome (Museums)

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.

Colonia Ulpia Traiana

On 12 CE on the Rhine, near today’s Xanten (Germany), the Romans began building the first legionary camp. Its development was stopped in the years 69-70 CE, when a revolt broke out – the local population (Batavas) opposed the Roman rule.

Getty Villa – unique antique museum

Getty Villa is one of two locations J. Paul Getty Museum – an art museum founded by the oil magnate Jean Paul Getty. Getty Villa was founded in 1974 in Malibu in the Los Angeles agglomeration (USA) and is an educational center and museum dedicated to ancient culture, especially Greece, Rome and Etruria. The museum’s collection includes about 44,000 antique objects, dated 6500 BC. up to 400 CE.

Bit of “Romanness” in Malta Maritime Museum

Being in Malta and looking for traces of ancient Romans, we can accidentally reach the Malta Maritime Museum in Birgu (near the capital – Valetta). It is reportedly the largest museum on the island – with over 20,000 objects. The museum shows the maritime history of the island from ancient times to modern times. A small fragment of the exhibition was also dedicated to the Phoenicians and Romans.

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