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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.

Realistic reconstructions of Roman emperors

Daniel Voshart made amazing reconstructions of the images of Roman emperors – from Octavian Augustus to Numerian. As he says, for his work he used numerous surviving sculptures and coins of emperors as well as ancient texts, trying to create the most credible and meaningful portraits.

Realistic reconstructions of Roman emperors

Reconstruction of bridge in Arelate

Visualization of a drawbridge built by the ancient Romans in the 1st century BCE in Arelate (currently Arles, France). The bridge was over the Rhone and was largely made up of boats side by side. The bridge was part of an important route connecting Italy with Spain.

Reconstruction of the Arelate Bridge

Reconstruction of Ostia Antica and Portus

The “Associated Architects Studio” has created an amazing reconstruction of the ancient port city of Ostia Antica and the great port of Rome – Portus. Portus was created during the reign of Emperor Claudius (41-54 CE), however, the visualization shows the internal hexagonal pool of the port, which was built during Trajan, at the beginning of the 2nd century CE.

Reconstruction of Ostia Antica and Portus

Reconstruction of Roman house from Aquincum

Reconstruction of a Roman house from the ancient city of Aquincum (now Budapest, Hungary) – the then capital of the province of Pannonia Inferior. It is believed that emperor Marcus Aurelius wrote in this city at least half of his “Meditations”.

Reconstruction of a Roman house from the ancient city of Aquincum

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