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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.

Model of Porta Nigra

Model of Porta Nigra (“Black Gate”) and Roman fortifications with a photo of the preserved gate. The monument is located in Trier (Roman Augusta Trevorum) in West Germany.

Model of Porta Nigra

Reconstruction of Roman fort Richborough

Reconstruction of the Roman fort Richborough (Rutupiae) in the South East of England. Probably after the battle of Mons Graupius (83 CE), a triumphal arch was erected in the fort to commemorate the conquest of Britain. The foundations of the building and the remains of the walls have survived to this day.

Reconstruction of Roman fort Richborough

Reconstruction of temple in Petra

Reconstruction of the Great Temple in Petra, built between centuries the 1st BCE and 1st CE. Petra was the capital of the Roman province of Arabia Petraea (present-day Jordan).

Reconstruction of temple in Petra

Model of Roman camp in Haltern

Model of the Roman camp of Haltern, West Germany. Currently, in the vicinity of the camp, there is the Roman museum LWL, where you can admire the mentioned model or the rebuilt defensive ditches. The camp was probably built during the Drusus the Elder campaign in 12-9 BCE.

Model of Roman camp in Haltern

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