Roman mosaic showing triumphant coachman1 month ago
Roman mosaic showing the triumphant charioteer Polydus on his chariot. The object was found in Trier (western Germany) and dates back to the 3rd century CE….Read more
Roman mosaic with women in bikinis1 month ago
Extremely interesting mosaic floor from Villa Romana del Casale – a luxury villa in Sicily. The work shows women in bikinis practising sports (weightlifting, discus…Read more
Beautiful Roman marble floor1 month ago
Beautiful Roman marble floor done in opus sectile style. The object adorned the imperial palace on the Palatine. The artifact was found in the middle of the 20th…Read more
Roman vessel with protruding bust of man1 month ago
Roman vessel made of silver with a bust of a man protruding in the center. The object is currently located in the Louvre, and dates back to the 1st century CE….Read more
"In this sign thou shalt conquer"1 month ago
According to the message of Eusebius of Caesarea before the Battle of the Mulvian Bridge (October 28, 312 CE) Constantine the Great he had a vision that allowed…Read more
Roman vase from Colchester1 month ago
Roman vase from Colchester (England) showing the fight of gladiators in the arena. The object was found in a grave in 1848. Above the figures of four gladiators…Read more
Roman mosaic showing venatores1 month ago
Roman mosaic showing venatores – warriors who hunted wild animals in the arena. The object is dated from the 3rd-4th century CE; found in the remains of the imperial…Read more
Fragment of Roman sculpture depicting Jupiter Tonans (Thunderer)1 month ago
Fragment of a Roman sculpture depicting Jupiter Tonans (the Thunderer). The object was found in the Temple of Jupiter in Pompeii. Height: 70 cm. It is now housed…Read more
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.
In late August, there was an act of vandalism on the ruins of the Roman amphitheatre in Caerleon (Wales). Graffiti was discovered on the stone, which is another illegal and punishable destruction of the monument. The police are looking for the perpetrators.
From July 25 to August 29 in 2020, there will be night tours in Colosseum every Saturday. The tour takes about an hour and starts in the arena. Tourists will see, among others the underground, where gladiators and animals were kept, or the first level of the amphitheatre.