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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.

Color reconstruction of tombstone

Color reconstruction of the tombstone of a certain M. Vinicius Corinthus and Tyche. It is located in the Archaeological Museum of Florence. Dated to the 1st century BCE. The author of the reconstruction is Ritchie Pogorzelski.

Color reconstruction of tombstone

Contemporary reconstruction of trireme

In the years 1985-1987 the ancient trireme (“three oars”) called “Olympias”, used by the Greeks, was recreated on a 1: 1 scale. These types of ships were naturally also used by other ancient armies, such as Rome or Carthage.

A modern reconstruction of a trireme named Olympias

Visualization of Golden House of Nero

Visualization of Golden House of Nero in Rome. The Golden House of Nero, also called Domus Aurea, was a Roman palace Emperor Nero located between the Palatine and Esquiline hills. Construction works began in 64 CE and were conducted until 68 CE. They were discontinued after the emperor’s death. It was in the “Golden House” that Nero spent his last day of life in 68 CE.

Visualization of Golden House of Nero

Reconstruction of Hadrian’s nymphaeum in Perge

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 Hadrian's nymphaeum in Perge

Reconstruction of Roman amphitheater in Aquincum

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 Roman amphitheater in Aquincum

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