Reward for winning fight6 days ago
In the late 2nd century CE, a senatorial decree entered into force allowing gifting the victorious gladiator a reward of 500 sesterces for a fight, if free human…Read more
Alexander the Great on Roman medallion7 days ago
Alexander the Great on a Roman medallion from the 3rd century CE. The object was found in Abu Qir, northern Egypt. Alexander was shown wearing a decorated Attic…Read more
Exaggerated feasting and vomiting in Roman world1 week ago
Excessive consumption of food and excess was something the ancient Romans believed should be avoided at all costs. The ideal Roman should be devoted to the gods,…Read more
Roman women and ancient business1 week ago
Women in the Roman world did not have the same position as men; e.g. they could not vote in assemblies or hold public office. On the other hand, they could own…Read more
Perfectly preserved Roman dog-shaped handle1 week ago
A perfectly preserved Roman dog-shaped handle. Dated to the 2nd century CE. Length about 7 cm….Read more
Powerful lion on Roman mosaic1 week ago
A powerful lion on a Roman mosaic. The object was found in Salakta, Tunisia. Dated to the 3rd century CE; currently on display at the Salakta Archaeological Museum….Read more
Persecution of Christians under rule of Decius1 week ago
The persecution of Christians in ancient Rome – contrary to what is commonly believed – was not of a mass nature. In the 2nd and early 3rd century CE, no document…Read more
Reconstruction of temple of divine Caesar2 weeks ago
Reconstruction of the temple of divine Caesar (Templum Divi Iulii) at Forum Romanum, between the Region, the Temple of Castors and the Aemilian Basilica, where…Read more
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The remains of a Roman villa were discovered on the Aventine Hill in Rome in 2014. Now, after years of archaeological work, the place is to be open to visitors from November.
The remains of the Roman baths in the city of Patara (southern Turkey) will be made available to visitors for viewing next year. They were one of the first thermal baths that were built in the region during the Roman times.