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Dish with Orpheus among the animals exhibited at the Römisch-Germanisches Museum in Cologne (Germany).
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Orpheus mosaic

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published on 21 June 2013
Orpheus mosaic from the dining room of a Roman private house at Miletus, first half of 2nd century CE (Pergamon Museum, Berlin)
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Trivulzio Diatreta Cup

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published on 08 April 2014
The so-called Trivulzio Diatreta Cup, a 4th century CE luxury glass cup consisting of an inner beaker and an outer cage of decoration with circular geometrical patterns. Around the surface runs an inscription in Latin "BIVE VIVAS MULTIS ANNI": "Drink and live many years". (Civico museo archeologico di Milano)
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Bronze head of Medusa

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published on 20 June 2013
The bronze head of Medusa is a decorative element from the first Nemi Ship built by Caligula. It is now in the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme(Rome).
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Running Medusa

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published on 20 June 2013
Attic red figure amphora depicting a running Gorgon, c. 490 BCE (Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich). The scene depicts Medusa's flight from the hero Perseus.
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Mask of Medusa

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published on 20 June 2013
Mask of the Gorgon Medusa dating from c. 130 CE and found in the Forum Romanum in Rome. It is exhibited at the Romisch-Germanisches Museum in Cologne (Germany).
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Portrait of Thucydides

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published on 20 June 2013
Early Roman Empire portrait of Thucydides found on a mosaic floor at Seleuceia (Turkey), Antalya Museum.
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Marble, colossal portrait head of the emperor Hadrian (AD 117-138), found in Athens. AD 130-138. From the Imperatori 32 portrait sculptural type. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens).
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The head of the colossal marble statue of Hadrian was found at the Sagalassos Roman Baths complex in 2007 and is now exhibited at the Burdur Museum.
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Amphitheatre, Salona

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published on 23 March 2014
The remains of the amphitheatre of Salona (Solin, Croatia), erected in the latter half of the 2nd century (c. 170 CE). The fights in the arena could be watched by some 17,000 spectators.
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Mixed portraiture type: Baiae & Imperatori 32. From c. 128 CE (Carthage) The photograph was taken during the exhibition “L’image et le pouvoir. Le siècle des Antonins” (Image and power. The age of the Antonines) at the Musée Saint-Raymond in Toulouse (France). The head is currently in storage at the Louvre, Paris.
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Roman Emperor Vespasian

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published on 05 April 2014
A portrait of Roman Emperor Vespasian, from Naples, c. 70 CE. (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
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Roman Emperor Vitellius

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published on 05 April 2014
Head of Vitellius, 69 CE, from Rome. (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
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Mycenaean Krater With Warriors

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published on 08 May 2014
Large Mycenaean krater depicting men in full armour (helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spear) as they depart for war, a sack of supplies hanging from their spears. To the side a woman raises her hand in a farewell gesture. From the "House of the Warrior Vase" at Mycenae Acropolis. 12th century BCE. (National Archaeological Museum of Athens)
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This bronze caliga was part of an over life-size statue of a Roman cavalryman from the 1st or the 2nd century CE. Caligae were heavy hob-nailed military boots worn by Roman legionary soldiers, auxiliaries and cavalrymen throughout the period of the Roman Republic and Empire.
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The Temple of Augustus in Pula

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published on 09 January 2014
The Temple, situated in the Forum, was dedicated to the goddess Roma and the Emperor Augustus. It was constructed between the year 2 BCE and 14 CE when the Emperor died.
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Antinous as Dionysus

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published on 09 January 2014
Colossal statue of Antinous as Dionysus. It is exhibited at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen (Denmark).
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Empress Sabina

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published on 14 January 2014
A portrait of the Empress Sabina, wife of Roman emperor Hadrian. (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
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Head of Polyphemus

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published on 13 January 2014
Head of Polyphemus (one of the one-eyed Cyclopes). It dates from the 4th century CE and comes from the amphitheatre at Salona. It is exhibited in the Split Archaeological Museum in Croatia.
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Empress Sabina

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published on 14 January 2014
A portrait of the Empress Sabina, wife of Roman emperor Hadrian. The portrait was carved around 117-118 CE and comes from Ostia. (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
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This giant Medusa head was formerly part of a frieze on the architrave of the Apollo Temple at Didyma (Turkey).
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Lucius Aelius Caesar

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published on 16 January 2014
Lucius Aelius was Hadrian’s first intended successor. Aelius was the son of a powerful senatorial family. He served as consul in 136 CE and was officially adopted by Hadrian as his heir in 137 CE. However Aelius died before Hadrian on January 1st, 138 CE of tuberculosis. Hadrian was, therefore, forced to choose a new heir; Antoninus Pius.
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The Temple of Apollo at Claros

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published on 17 January 2014
The Temple of Apollo at Claros (also called Klaros) was a very important center of prophecy as in Delphi and Didyma. The building of the temple started at the beginning of the 3rd century BCE.
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Fresco of a Statue of Mars, Pompeii

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published on 17 January 2014
Mars, the Roman god of war, is painted standing on a plinth in this fresco from Pompeii. In a typical pose, he has a spear, shield and crested helmet. (House of Venus, Pompeii)
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Statue of Mars from York (Eboracum)

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published on 17 January 2014
Life-size statue of the Roman god of war - Mars - wearing full amour and carrying a shield. It was found in Blossom Street in York and dates from the early 4th century CE. (Yorkshire Museum, York)
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Terracotta Oil Lamp with Mars

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published on 17 January 2014
Terracotta oil lamp depicting Mars riding a chariot. It dates from the 2nd century CE. (Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich)
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Hadrian’s Gate at Ephesus

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published on 24 January 2014
This gate, located at the end of Curetes Street in Ephesus (Turkey), was dedicated to Hadrian in honour of the Emperor's visit to the city (in 124 or 129 CE).
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The villa was constructed at Tibur (modern-day Tivoli) for Emperor Hadrian as a private summer retreat between 118 and 134 CE. One of the most striking and best preserved parts of the Villa are the Canopus and Serapeum. Canopus was an Egyptian city where a temple (Serapeum) was dedicated to the god Serapis.
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Temple of Venus and Roma, Rome

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published on 24 January 2014
The Temple of Venus and Rome (Templum Veneris et Romae) is thought to have been the largest temple in Ancient Rome. The architect was the emperor Hadrian and construction began in 121 CE. It was officially inaugurated by Hadrian in 135 CE, and finished in 141 CE under Antoninus Pius. Damaged by fire in 307 CE, it was restored with alterations by the emperor Maxentius.
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Roman Emperor Diocletian

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published on 30 January 2014
Head of the Roman emperor Diocletian, 284 - 305 CE (Istanbul Archaeology Museum).
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Gate of Hadrian, Antalya

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published on 29 January 2014
Hadrian's Gate in Antalya (Turkey) was built in honor of the Roman emperor Hadrian, who visited the Roman city (Attaleia) in 130 CE.
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Porte Mars, Reims

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published on 29 January 2014
The Porte Mars, is an ancient Roman triumphal arch in Reims (Roman Durocortorum, capital of Gallia Belgica) dating from the 3rd century CE. It is the widest arch in the Roman world.
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Arch of Alexander Severus, Dougga

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published on 29 January 2014
The Arch of Alexander Severus is a Roman triumphal arch located in Dougga Tunisia (ancient Thugga). The arch was built in 228 CE, in gratitude to the emperor for his beneficence towards the city. It functioned as one of the city gates, at the end of a road linking to the road between Carthage and Tébessa.
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Diocletian's Palace was decorated with numerous granite sphinxes originating from the site of Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III. Only three have survived the centuries. This one is still located on the Peristyle of Diocletian's Palace.
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Diocletian's Mausoleum

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published on 30 January 2014
The octagonal mausoleum of Diocletian (now Cathedral of St. Domnius) inside Diocletian's Palace, Split (Croatia). Diocletian's Palace was built between 293-303 CE in preparation for his retirement on 1 May 305 CE.
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Peristyle of Diocletian's Palace

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published on 30 January 2014
The peristyle is the heart of Roman emperor Diocletian's Palace (Split, Croatia) built at the turn of the fourth century CE.
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Peristyle of Diocletian's Palace

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published on 30 January 2014
The peristyle is the heart of Roman emperor Diocletian's Palace (Split, Croatia) built at the turn of the fourth century CE.
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The basement halls of Diocletian's Palace were originally the supporting structures of the Roman emperor's residential quarters. They reflect the layout of the upper floor halls. Diocletian's Palace (Split, Croatia) was built at the turn of the fourth century CE.
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Cupid and Psyche

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published on 14 February 2014
Marble statue of Cupid and Psyche from the Domus of Cupid and Psyche in Ostia Antica, Italy. The statue was made at the time the house was built, in the second quarter of the fourth century CE.
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Eros stringing his bow

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published on 15 February 2014
Marble statue of Eros stringing his bow. This statue is a 2nd century CE Roman copy after a 4th century BCE Greek original by Lysippos (Capitoline Museums, Rome).
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Roman Temple of Évora

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published on 27 February 2014
The Roman Temple of Évora, also referred to as the Templo de Diana (albeit wrongly) is an ancient temple in the Portuguese city of Évora. The temple is believed to have been constructed around the first century CE, in homage to Augustus who was venerated as a god during and after his rule.
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Roman Bridge, Ponte da Vila Formosa

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published on 27 February 2014
The Roman bridge Ponte da Vila Formosa, dating from the late 1st century / early 2nd century CE, is one of the best preserved bridges throughout the Iberian Peninsula. It is located on the way which connected Olisipo (Lisbon, Portugal) to Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Spain), the via publicae. Total length: 116.50 meters / width 6.70 meters / height 8.40 meters.
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Torso of the Minotaur

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published on 27 February 2014
Torso of the Minotaur. Late 1st century CE Roman copy of a Greek original of around the mid-5th century BCE, hypothetically attributed to the sculptor Myron. (Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome)
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Roman Mosaic

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published on 28 February 2014
Roman Mosaic depicting theatrical masks of Tragedy and Comedy, 2nd century CE, from Rome. (Palazzo Nuovo, Capitoline Museums)
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Roman Latrine, Ostia

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published on 28 February 2014
The communal latrine at Ostia. This public latrine (forica) was installed near the Forum Baths, perhaps when the Baths themselves were repaired in the Late Empire (4th century CE).
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Capitolium, Thuburbo Majus

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published on 28 February 2014
Remains of the Roman Capitolium (temple dedicated to Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva) built on a massive podium in 166 CE in Colonia Julia Aurelia Commoda. (Thuburbo Majus, Tunisia)
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Roman Gladiator Mosaic

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published on 28 February 2014
3rd century CE Roman floor mosaic depicting a retiarius armed with trident and dagger fighting against a secutor. From the Roman villa in Nennig, Germany.
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Mixoparthenos

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published on 01 March 2014
The Mixoparthenos (half-maiden), is a hybrid creature with a double fish-tail from the Black Sea. The limestone sculpture dates back to the 1st-2nd century CE and comes from Panticapaeum in Taurica (Crimea, Ukraine).
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Roman Theatre, Aspendos

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published on 02 March 2014
The Roman theatre of Aspendos is one of the best preserved theatres of the Roman world. The theatre was built in the period 161 - 169 CE during the reign of Marcus Aurelius. (Aspendos, Turkey)
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Roman Theatre, Aspendos

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published on 02 March 2014
The Roman theatre of Aspendos is one of the best preserved theatres of the Roman world. The theatre was built in the period 161 - 169 CE during the reign of Marcus Aurelius. The cavea is semicircular in shape and divided in two by a large diazoma. There are 21 tiers of seats above and 20 below. The capacity was about 12,000 people. (Aspendos, Turkey)
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Nymphaeum, Sagalassos

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published on 02 March 2014
The restored Antonine Nymphaeum, erected c. 160-180 CE. (Sagalassos, Turkey)
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Statue of Hadrian as Mars

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published on 03 March 2014
This statue depicts Hadrian nude, in the guise of Mars, the god of war. The statue shows characteristics of early versions of Hadrian’s portrait type, indicating that it was sculpted at the beginning of Hadrian’s reign, between 117 and 125 CE. Hadrian was the first emperor to be represented in this manner. (Capitoline Museums, Rome)
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Hellenistic Mosaic, Pergamon

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published on 03 March 2014
Hellenistic mosaic floor panel depicting an Alexandrine parakeet from Pergamon (modern Turkey), 2nd century BCE (Pergamon Museum).
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Augusteum, Narona

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published on 04 March 2014
The remains of the Augusteum at Narona (modern Vid, Croatia) with its fifteen marble sculptures exhibited on a platform. An Augusteum was a site of imperial cult, named after the imperial title of Augustus. The Augusteum at Narona seems to have been built in about 10 BCE and was later dedicated by Publius Cornelius Dolabella, the governor of the province of Dalmatia.
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The Pantheon by night, Rome

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published on 04 March 2014
The Pantheon is the best preserved building from ancient Rome and was completed in circa 125 CE in the reign of Hadrian.
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Lycian tombs, Xanthos

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published on 05 March 2014
The Harpy tomb and the pillared sarcophagus, two monumental Lycian tombs from Xanthos (Lycia, Turkey). The Harpy tomb (left) dates to approximately 480–470 BCE whilst the pillared sarcophagus (right) dates to the 4th century BCE.
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Sappho of Lesbos

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published on 05 March 2014
Marble head of the poetess Sappho, from Smyrna (Izmir, Turkey). Roman copy of a portrait type belonging to the Hellenistic period. (Istanbul Archaeology Museum)
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Statue of Isis

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published on 05 March 2014
Marble statue of Isis, found at Hadrian's Villa (117-138 CE). The goddess holds a situla and sistrum, ritual implements used in her worship. (Capitoline Museums, Rome)
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Mummy portrait of a woman

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published on 05 March 2014
Portrait of a woman, known as "L'Européenne", from Antinoöpolis (Antinoë, Egypt), 120-130 CE. (Louvre Museum)
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Faustina the Younger

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published on 06 March 2014
Empress Faustina the Younger, wife of Marcus Aurelius, 161 – 175 CE. (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
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Empress Livia Drusilla

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published on 06 March 2014
Marble head of Livia Drusilla, wife of emperor Augustus, from Fayum (Egypt), copy from the 4th century CE or later after an original from 27-23 BCE (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
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Empress Livia Drusilla

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published on 06 March 2014
Head of empress Livia Drusilla (wife of emperor Augustus) in green basalt, c. 31 BCE. (Louvre Museum)
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Faustina the Elder

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published on 06 March 2014
Colossal portrait of Faustina the Elder, Roman Empress and wife of Emperor Antoninus Pius, 138-140 CE. (Vatican Museums, Rome)
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Empress Julia Domna

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published on 06 March 2014
Julia Domna, Empress and wife of Roman Emperor Lucius Septimius Severus, c. 193 CE. (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
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Queen Boudica

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published on 08 March 2014
Bronze statue of Boudica with her daughters in her war chariot. It was commissioned by Prince Albert and executed by Thomas Thornycroft. It was completed in 1905 and stands next to Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament.
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Empress Julia Domna

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published on 09 March 2014
Statue of Empress Julia Domna (wife of Septimius Severus) as Ceres, from the Portico of the Fountain with oil-lamp, 3rd century CE, Ostia Antica.
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Empress Fulvia Plautilla

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published on 09 March 2014
Empress Fulvia Plautilla, wife of the Roman Emperor Caracalla, 202-205 CE. (Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome)
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Empress Bruttia Crispina

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published on 09 March 2014
The Empress Bruttia Crispina, wife of Roman Emperor Commodus, c. 180 CE. (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
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Salonina Matidia

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published on 09 March 2014
Portrait of Salonina Matidia (niece of Trajan and mother of Vibia Sabina who would marry the future Roman Emperor Hadrian), from Luni, c. 119 CE. (Capitoline Museums, Rome)
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Antonia Minor

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published on 09 March 2014
Antonia Minor (36 BCE-37 CE), was the second daughter of Octavia Minor and Mark Antony. (Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome)
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Elagabalus

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published on 12 March 2014
Marble bust of Roman emperor Elagabalus, ruled 218-222 CE. (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen).
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Vercingetorix

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published on 16 March 2014
The colossal statue of Vercingetorix, near the village of Alise-Sainte-Reine, France. Napoleon III erected this seven-meter-tall statue of Vercingétorix in 1865 on the supposed site of Alesia.
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Caligula

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published on 16 March 2014
Cuirassed bust of Caligula, found in Rome, 37-41 CE. (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
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Caligula

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published on 16 March 2014
Marble portrait of Caligula (with traces of polychromy), 37-41 CE. (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
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Marcus Aurelius

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published on 18 March 2014
Marble statue of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (reign 161–180 CE). (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
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The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius is an ancient Roman statue in gilded bronze. The statue was erected in 175 CE. Its original location is debated: the Roman Forum and Piazza Colonna have been proposed. (Capitoline Museums, Palazzo dei Conservatori, Rome)
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Gladiator relief

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published on 19 March 2014
Fragment of a commemorative relief depicting a gladiator's victories, a contraretiarius against a retiarius called Improbus, 3rd century CE. (National Museum of Rome, Baths of Diocletian, Rome)
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Terracotta oil lamp depicting a gladiatorial scene of saluting or requesting missio (raising two fingers in surrender), first half of 1st century CE. (on display in the Colosseum, Rome)
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Gladiator dagger and greaves

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published on 19 March 2014
Gladiator's dagger and pair of bronze greaves (leg guards) from Pompeii, decorated with relief of Jupiter (left) and Neptune (right), 1st century BCE. (Archaeological Museum, Naples)
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Gladiator mosaic

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published on 20 March 2014
Mosaic pavement depicting two naked gladiators fighting. It was found in Reims (France) in 1890 and dates from the 2nd century CE. (Musée Saint-Rémi, Reims)
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Map of Rome fragment

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published on 20 March 2014
Forma Urbis (marble plan of ancient Rome) from the Via Anicia, fragment depicting the late Republican Temple of Castor and Pollux in Circo Flaminio, 1st half of 2nd century CE (National Museum of Rome, Baths of Diocletian, Rome)
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Drunken Satyr

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published on 20 March 2014
Marble statue known as the Barberini Faun or Drunken Satyr, copy by a Hellenistic sculptor of the Pergamene school of a bronze original, circa 220 BCE. (Glyptothek, Munich)
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Temple of Artemis, Ephesus

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published on 20 March 2014
The lonely reconstructed column standing on the site of the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus. The Temple of Artemis, also known as the Artemesium, was constructed in the mid 6th century BCE and was considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
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Artemis of Ephesus

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published on 20 March 2014
Marble statue of the Ephesian Artemis, 125-175 CE. (Selcuk Museum, Selcuk, Turkey)
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Temple of Apollo, Side

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published on 21 March 2014
The restored Temple of Apollo, built in the 2nd half of the 2nd century CE in the Corinthian order, Side (Pamphylia, Turkey).
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Temple of Hadrian, Ephesus

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published on 21 March 2014
The temple of Hadrian is one of the most well-preserved buildings of ancient Ephesus. It was built before 138 CE by P. Quintilius and was dedicated to the Emperor Hadrian, who came to visit the city from Athens in 129 CE.
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Fountain of Trajan, Ephesus

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published on 21 March 2014
Built around 104 CE, the fountain of Trajan is one of the finest monuments in Ephesus. It was constructed in honor of Roman Emperor Trajan. The pool of the fountain was 20×10 meters, surrounded by columns and statues. These statues were of Dionysos, a Satyr, Aphrodite and the family of the Emperor. They are now on display in the Ephesus Museum.
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Roman Theatre, Side

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published on 21 March 2014
The Roman Theatre at Side (Turkey) was built in the 2nd century, c. 175 CE. The theatre is the most complete ruin at Side which is the largest in the Roman style in the region. It could seat around 15,000 people.
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Amphitheatre, Salona

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published on 23 March 2014
The remains of the amphitheatre of Salona (Solin, Croatia), erected in the latter half of the 2nd century (c. 170 CE). The fights in the arena could be watched by some 17,000 spectators.
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Cavalry Sports Helmet

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published on 23 March 2014
The Nijmegen Roman cavalry helmet, an iron mask sheathed in bronze and silver discovered in 1915 CE near Nijmegen (Netherlands), second half of the first century CE. (Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen) According to Arrian of Nicomedia, face mask helmets were used in cavalry parades and sporting mock battles called “hippika gymnasia”.
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Arch of the Sergii, Pula

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published on 23 March 2014
The Arch of the Sergii (a famous patrician family in ancient Rome) at Pula (Croatia). The arch was built at the end of the 1st century BCE (around 29 to 27 BCE) by Salvia Postuma Sergii with her own money, in honour of the three members of her family who took part in the battle of Actium.
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Amphitheatre, Burnum

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published on 23 March 2014
The Roman amphitheatre at Burnum legionary camp dating from the 1st century CE (during the time of emperor Vespasian). It is the only military amphitheatre in the Roman province of Dalmatia (Croatia).
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Roman Bridge, Mérida

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published on 24 March 2014
The Roman bridge built over the Guadiana River at Emerita Augusta (Mérida, Spain) in 1st century CE is the longest surviving bridge from ancient times, having once featured an estimated overall length of 755 m with 62 spans. Today, there are 60 spans on a length of 792 m.
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Kalkriese Face Mask

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published on 24 March 2014
This military face mask (thought to have been worn in battle and during parades by cavalry) is one of the most exceptional finds at the site of the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest. It is one the oldest facial helmets knows in the Roman army, dating from the first part of the 1st century CE. (Museum und Park Kalkriese)
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Los Milagros Aqueduct, Mérida

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published on 24 March 2014
A remaining section of the aqueduct built to supply water to the Roman colony of Emerita Augusta, today Mérida, Spain. It is thought to have been constructed during the 1st century CE, with a second phase of building (or renovations) around 300 CE.
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Pula Arena

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published on 25 March 2014
The Pula Arena is the name of the Roman amphitheatre located in Pula, Croatia. It was first constructed in wood during the time of Augustus (27 BCE) and later replaced by an enlarged stone building completed during the reign of Vespasian (68 CE). It is among the six largest surviving Roman arenas in the world.
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Pula Arena

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published on 25 March 2014
The Pula Arena is the name of the Roman amphitheatre located in Pula, Croatia. It was first constructed in wood during the time of Augustus (27 BCE) and later replaced by an enlarged stone building completed during the reign of Vespasian (68 CE). It is among the six largest surviving Roman arenas in the world.
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Ancient Egyptian Sistrum

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published on 31 March 2014
Bronze Sistrum (rhythm instrument) with handle in the shape of the god Bes, 30th Dynasty, c. 350 BCE. (Neues Museum, Berlin)
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Hadrian

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published on 03 April 2014
Bust of Hadrian in dark green basalt, 120 - 130 CE. (Altes Museum, Berlin)
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Severan Tondo

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published on 03 April 2014
Tondo showing the Severan dynasty: Septimius Severus with Julia Domna, Caracalla and Geta, whose face has been erased, probably because of the damnatio memoriae put against him by Caracalla, from Djemila (Algeria), circa 199-200 CE. (Neues Museum, Berlin)
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Minerva Silver Cup

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published on 03 April 2014
The so-called Minerva Bowl, a silver cup from the Hildesheim Treasure (Germany), the largest collection of Roman silver found outside the imperial frontiers, 1st century BCE - 1st century CE (Augustan period). (Altes Museum, Berlin)
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Roman Mosaic

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published on 04 April 2014
Roman mosaic found at Hadrian's Villa depicting a pair of centaurs fighting wild cats, c. 130 CE. The mosaic is made of thousands of small, closely set tesserae (1-2 millimiters) called "opus vermiculatum." (Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany.)
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Posthumous bust of Caesar

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published on 04 April 2014
The so-called Green Caesar, a posthumous bust showing Julius Caesar as a statesman dressed in a toga. Being idealised in contrast to earlier Caesar portraits, this portrait was adapted to the taste of the early Imperial Age. (Altes Museum, Berlin)
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Roman Emperor Vespasian

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published on 05 April 2014
Colossal bust of the emperor Vespasian, 69-79 CE, from Rome. (Neues Museum, Berlin)
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Roman Emperor Galba

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published on 05 April 2014
Statue of an emperor, heavily restored by Bartolomeo Cavaceppi as a portrait of emperor Galba. (Sala Rotonda Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican Museums)
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Roman Emperor Vespasian

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published on 05 April 2014
A portrait bust of Vespasian, from Ostia, 69-79 CE. (Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome)
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Roman Emperor Vespasian

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published on 05 April 2014
A portrait bust of Vespasian, from Minturnae (Minturno, Italy), 69-79 CE. (Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome)
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Roman Emperor Nerva

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published on 05 April 2014
Portrait of Nerva, between 96 and 98 CE. (Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome)
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Roman Emperor Gallienus

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published on 05 April 2014
Head of Gallienus from a colossal statue, found near the Baths of Caracalla, Rome, c. 253-268 CE. (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
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Sulla

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published on 05 April 2014
The so-called bust of Sulla (c. 138 BCE – 78 BCE), a Roman general and statesman. Augustan copy of an original of the late 2nd century BCE. (Glyptothek, Munich)
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Scipio Africanus

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published on 05 April 2014
The General Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus (236–183 BC), original from the Tomb of the Scipiones, end of the 2nd century BCE. (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
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Cato the Younger

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published on 05 April 2014
A portrait of Cato the Younger (95 BCE - 46 BCE), a politician and statesman in the late Roman Republic, and a follower of the Stoic philosophy. (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
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Roman Emperor Titus

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published on 05 April 2014
A portrait of Roman Emperor Titus (reign: 79 – 81), c. 80 CE. (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
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Roman Emperor Domitian

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published on 05 April 2014
Bust of Roman Emperor Domitian (reign: 81 – 96 CE). This portrait type was created on the occasion of Domitian's accession to power. (Altes Museum Berlin)
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Roman Emperor Caracalla

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published on 05 April 2014
A 3rd century CE marble bust of Roman Emperor Caracalla (reign: 209 – 211 CE). (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen).
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Roman Emperor Philip the Arab

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published on 05 April 2014
Marble head of Roman Emperor Philip the Arab, from Rome, 244-249 CE. (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
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Roman Emperor Commodus

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published on 05 April 2014
A marble head of Roman Emperor Commodus, c. 191-192 CE. (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
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Alexander Severus

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published on 05 April 2014
Portrait of Roman Emperor Alexander Severus (reign: 222 – 235 CE), from Ostia Antica. (Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome)
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Roman Emperor Lucius Verus

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published on 05 April 2014
Marble head of Roman Emperor Lucius Verus, c. 160-170 CE. (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
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Roman Emperor Claudius

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published on 05 April 2014
Bust of Roman Emperor Claudius reworked from a statue of his predecessor Caligula, from Acerra near Formia (Italy), 37 - 54 CE. (Altes Museum Berlin)
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Roman Emperor Lucius Verus

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published on 05 April 2014
Head of Lucius Verus (reign: 161 – 169 CE), from a colossal statue found in the north gallery of the palaestra of the South Baths in Perge, Turkey. (Antalya Museum)
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Roman Emperor Constantius Chlorus

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published on 05 April 2014
Marble head of Roman Emperor Constantius Chlorus (r. 305-306 CE) who was the father of Constantine the Great. (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen)
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Roman Emperor Septimius Severus

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published on 05 April 2014
Head of Septimius Severus (reign 193–211 CE), dates to the years after 195 CE. (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen).
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Roman Emperor Commodus

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published on 05 April 2014
A marble head of Commodus, end of 2nd century CE, from Rome. (Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome)
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Crouching Aphrodite

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published on 06 April 2014
This Crouching Aphrodite marble statue is a Roman variant of the 2nd century CE after a Hellenistic type. It depicts Aphrodite as bathing, crouching with her right knee close to the ground. (Louvre Museum)
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Capitoline Venus

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published on 06 April 2014
The Capitoline Venus is a type of statue of Venus, specifically one of several Venus Pudica (modest Venus) types, of which several examples exist. The type ultimately derives from the Aphrodite of Cnidus. The so-called “Capitoline Venus” is an Antonine copy of a late Hellenistic sculpture that ultimately derives from Praxiteles (4th century BCE). (Capitoline Museums, Rome)
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Mummy portrait of Lady Aline

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published on 08 April 2014
Mummy portrait of Lady Aline, from Hawara, Egypt, painted directly onto the canvas of the mummy wrapping. The Tomb of Aline is an ancient Egyptian grave from the time of Roman Emperor Tiberius or Hadrian, excavated at Hawara in 1892 CE. (Neues Museum, Berlin)
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Roman oil lamp with erotic scene

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published on 08 April 2014
Roman oil lamp with erotic motif, 1st - 3rd century CE. (Altes Museum, Berlin)
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Gold armband with coins of Caracalla and his wife Plautilla, 202–205 CE. (Altes Museum, Berlin)
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Gold Myrtle Wreath

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published on 10 April 2014
4th century BCE gold myrtle wreath from Macedonia, a religious symbol, also indicating social position. It was worn at public appearances, religious ceremonies and symposia, and accompanied its owner to the grave. (Archaeological Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece)
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Gold Olive wreath

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published on 10 April 2014
4th century BCE gold Olive wreath from Macedonia, both a religious symbol and indicator of social position and power (Archaeological Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece)
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Unfinished Head of Nefertiti

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published on 14 April 2014
Unfinished model head of a statue of Nefertiti, 18th dynasty, 1351-1334 BCE. (Neues Museum, Berlin)
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Heraion of Argos, Greece

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published on 30 April 2014
The Heraion of Argos is an ancient temple in Argos, Greece. It was part of the greatest sanctuary in the Argolid, dedicated to the goddess Hera. The sanctuary grew and expended during the Archaic and Classical period and most of the remains (with the exception of the Roman baths and palaestra) date to the 7th through 5th centuries BCE. The sanctuary continued... [continue reading]
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Temple of Zeus, Nemea

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published on 30 April 2014
The Temple of Zeus at Nemea was constructed during the last third of the 4th century BCE (ca . 330) as part of an extensive building program throughout the sanctuary. Its predecessor, the Early Temple, had been constructed early in the 6th century BCE and destroyed more than a century later.
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Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens

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published on 30 April 2014
The remaining Corinthian columns of the 5th century BCE temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens. It was not completed until the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century CE some 638 years after the project had begun.
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Griffin Pebble Mosaic

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published on 08 May 2014
Pebble mosaic floor depicting a griffin, from ancient Sikyon (Greece), second half of 4th century BCE. (Archaeological Museum of Sikyon)
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Roman Cavalryman

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published on 19 May 2014
A reconstruction of a cavalryman and horse wearing pieces of display armour typical of the hippika gymnasia. (Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen, Netherlands)
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Cavalry Face-Mask Helmet

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published on 19 May 2014
Golden Cavalry Face-Mask Helmet (Type Ribchester), found on the bed of the Corbulo Canal (Fossa Corbulonis) near the Roman fort of Matilo (modern Leiden, Netherlands), dating from 80-125 CE. (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden)
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This military face mask is one of the most exceptional finds at the Kalkriese battle grounds. As 'The Kalkriese Type' it stands as the prime example for masks with a small face, the eyes are not particularly even, but give good sight. It is made of iron with silver overlay. The silver have been stripped off. At the chin you can find a fixing for the helmet... [continue reading]
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Alexander Sarcophagus (detail)

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published on 20 May 2014
The Alexander Sarcophagus is a late 4th century BCE stone sarcophagus adorned with bas-relief carvings of Alexander the Great. The Alexander Sarcophagus is one of four massive carved sarcophagi, forming two pairs, that were discovered during the excavations conducted by Osman Hamdi Bey at the necropolis near Sidon, Lebanon in 1887 CE. The central figure... [continue reading]
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Tauroctony fresco

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published on 25 May 2014
Tauroctony fresco (depicting Mithras killing a bull) in the mithraeum (temple of Mithras) of Capua (Italy), 2nd century CE.
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Granite statue of Alexander the Great as Pharaoh, Greco-Egyptian, c. 300 BCE. (Liebieghaus museum, Frankfurt am Main)
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Head of Mithras

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published on 25 May 2014
Head of Mithras in Phrygian cap (CIMRM 815), from Walbrook Mithraeum in Londinium, CE 180-220. (Museum of London, Britain). Depicted as a handsome youth, Mithras wears his usual Phyrgian cap. His eyes are turned away from the deed of slaying the bull, from whose blood flowed eternal life. The head probably formed part of a life-size bull slaying scene that... [continue reading]
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Alexander the Great

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published on 25 May 2014
Marble portrait of Alexander the Great, 2nd-1st century BCE, said to be from Alexandria, Egypt. (British Museum, London)
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Statue of tauroctony depicting Mithras about to kill the bull, found in situ resting on a masonry base in the Mithraneum of the Baths of Mithras, 1st century CE, Ostia Antica (Italy).
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Vestal Virgin

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published on 31 May 2014
Marble head from a portrait statue of a veiled priestess of the goddess Vesta. The headdress identifies the subject as a Vestal Virgin. Above her hair are six folds of the infula, a long woolen band wrapped around the head to hang in two loops, passed behind the ears. Made 100-120 CE. (British Museum, London)
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Head of Penelope

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published on 31 May 2014
Head of Penelope (the faithful wife of Odysseus), from Rome, now on display in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen. Hadrianic copy of a Greek original from the 5th century BCE.
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Attic red-figure kylix

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published on 15 June 2014
Attic red-figure cup (kylix) depicting an athlete ready to throw the javelin, from Vulci (Italy), around 440/430 BCE. (Altes Museum, Berlin)
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Black-figured amphora showing a boxing contest, made in Athens about 550-500 BCE, signed by the potter Nikosthenes, from Agrigento (Sicily). The boxers wearing himantes (leather thongs bound on the fist) are about to exchange blows. The boxer on the left already has a nose-bleed. (British Museum)
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Roman military amphitheatre

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published on 18 June 2014
The military amphitheatre of Burnum Legionary Camp in Dalmatia (modern-day Croatia). It was completed in 76-77 CE under Vespasian. The legionary camp was erected at the turn of the new era at a strategically important position from which the Romans could control the crossing over the Krka River, called Titius in Roman times. It was once the camp of the... [continue reading]
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Detail from lateral walls of the Tomb of the Diver depicting a symposium scene. The frescoes are painted on limestone slabs and are dated about 480-470 BCE. National Museum of Paestum, Italy.
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Cave Cavem mosaic from Pompeii

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published on 09 July 2014
Cave Cavem mosaic from Pompeii. It is on display at the Naples National Archaeological Museum.
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