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.
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.
Tombstone of Marcus Favonius Facilis, centurion in XX Legio Valeria Victrix. Facilis commanded a centuria, that is, a detachment of 80 to 100 soldiers. His unit was stationed at the fort in Colonia Victricensis/Camulodunum. This tombstone is one of the oldest surviving Roman sculptures in Britain.
One of the most famous coins of the ancient world – Roman silver denarius of Marcus Junius Brutus with the words “EID MAR” stamped on it. These words refer to the date of the murder of dictator Julius Caesar – on the Ides of March – March 15, 44 BCE The coin was minted between 43 and 42 BCE.
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.
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