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Curiosities of ancient Rome (Places)

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.

Porta Principalis Dextra in Eboracum

Roman gate porta Principalis Dextra in Eboracum (present York, England), located to the right of the headquarters (praetorium). In Roman times, there was a Roman camp in the present-day area of ​​the city. Nowadays there is also a pub called “Lamb and lion inn”.

Porta Principalis Dextra in Eboracum

Where is tomb of Caesar?

When visiting the Forum Romanum, many people notice flowers placed in the niche of the wall of Caesar’s temple in memory of his memory. This is where Caesar was to be cremated, which is why many people intuitively point to this place as his burial place. But is it possible that the tomb of the dictator is there?

View of the ruins of the Temple of the Divine Caesar in the Forum Romanum in Rome

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.

Wall of Aufidia Valentilla's house

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.

Amphorae in the Roman ship Bou Ferrer

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.

The remains of the Roman city of Viriconium Cornoviorum

Roman theater in Pietravairano

A wonderful Roman theater in Pietravairano, in Campania, in central Italy. There was a temple at the top of the hill. The facility has been recently renovated.

Roman theater in Pietravairano

Baths of Caracalla were largest baths in empire

The Baths of Caracalla were the largest baths in the empire. Built in 216 CE the baths could simultaneously accommodate 1,500 people. The bathing plan was as follows: upon entering, you entered the bathhouse, then into the heated tepidarium room, preparing the body for hot baths in the caldarium.

Baths of Caracalla

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