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.
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.
Visualization of Golden House of Nero, the great palace of the emperor, which was built in the years 64-68 CE. Construction work was stopped after his death. The Golden House of Nero, also known as Domus Aurea, was located between the Palatine and Esquiline hills. It was in the “Golden House” that Nero spent his last day of life in 68 CE.
Reconstruction of the image of Emperor Hadrian, who ruled in 117-138 CE. Hadrian was related to Emperor Trajan – as the grandson of his aunt. When he lost his father, the future Emperor Trajan took charge of him. And so the young man climbed the career ladder; he was the commander of the troops fighting against the Dacians, later a consul to finally get the governorship of Syria. He was the third of the so-called five good emperors.
Reconstruction of the Roman theater in today’s Toulouse (southern France) from the 1st century CE. The object was able to accommodate up to 8,000 viewers, which was a large number for a city with a population of nearly 30,000.
Reconstruction of the image of queen Palmyra – Zenobia. After the death of her husband Odenatus, thanks to skilful politics, she led to a strong expansion in the region and gained full power in the eastern territories of the Roman Empire. In practice, it ruled in the years 267-272 CE. Finally, she was defeated and her usurpation ended thanks to Emperor Aurelian in 272 CE.
Reconstruction of the nymphaeum in Amman (Jordan), which was built in the 2nd century CE. It was a complex of fountains and pools for the worship of Nymphs. Researchers believe that the nymphaeum had a 600 square meter swimming pool, three meters deep. The building was a characteristic element of ancient cities and was often located in a representative place.