Curiosities of ancient Rome (Reconstructions)
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.
Reconstruction of Hadrian’s nymphaeum in Perge, in the south of Turkey. The ancient city existed even before the Roman rule, but it was the Romans who made the city one of the most beautiful in Asia Minor. To this day, in Perge there are remains of a pillared street, a bathhouse, a theater and a stadium.
Reconstruction of the Roman amphitheater in Aquincum (present Budapest, Hungary). It is one of two such objects in the current Hungarian capital. The presented amphitheater was smaller (it could hold up to 7,000 spectators) and was built in the 3rd century CE.
Reconstruction of the famous sculpture of Octavian Augustus of Prima Porta by History in 3D. The color residues on the object were visible to the naked eye shortly after its discovery. However, thanks to the preserved pigments in marble and historical sources, it was possible to recreate the color of the sculpture.
Reconstruction of the Trajan Nymphaeum (Nymphaeum Traiani) in Ephesus (western Turkey). The building was commissioned by the local aristocrat Tiberius Claudius Aristion around 114 CE, in honor of the goddess Artemis and Emperor Trajan.
A very interesting visualization of a tenement house in ancient Rome, the so-called insula. Insula was the residence of ordinary Roman citizens, something like the present blocks. The tenement houses had several floors, and the walls had windows and doors overlooking the streets, which usually surrounded them on four sides.
Reconstruction of a Roman villa in Chedworth (south-west England), which was built at the beginning of the 2nd century CE. The preserved remains of the villa prove that it was one of the largest objects of this type discovered in England.
Reconstruction of the image of Apollodorus of Damascus. He was one of the most famous architects of antiquity. He worked for Emperor Trajan, for whom he was extremely useful, among others during the so-called Dacian wars – he designed a bridge that was thrown across the Danube to make it possible for Roman legions to cross the river.