Leptis Magna - Libya
Leptis Magna, also called Lpqy, Neapolis, Lebida or Lebda , was a prominent city of the Roman Empire. Its ruins are located in Al Khums, Libya, 130 km east of Tripoli, on the coast where the Wadi Lebda meets the sea. The site is one of the most spectacular and unspoiled Roman ruins in the Mediterranean with so few tourists visiting it... © Eric Lafforgue www.ericlafforgue.com
Fragment of female statue of a Nike (right foot), discovered in the Forum of Augustus, Augustan age, Museo dei Fori Imperiali, Rome
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Statue of a man in armor, from the Julian Basilica, 2nd quarter of 2nd century AD, Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth, Greece
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The long, lean fingers of this hollow right hand are curled slightly inwards with the thumb in a relaxed position. The fingers are solid bronze. Condition: jagged break running along the wrist. Two light green bands encircle the index and ring finger. The back of the hand contains four rectangular patches located on one knuckle and on the top of three fingers. A dark green patina covers the back of the hand and a light green surface and brown accretions (soil deposits?) cover the palm. Sea…
Bust with the head of Agrippa. Florence, Uffizi Gallery (Firenze, Galleria degli Uffizi)
Greek marble. Head — 30—20 BCE; bust — modern work. Height: total 68 cm, ancient part 42 cm.
Equestrian statue of Marcus Nonius Balbus. Naples, National Archaeological Museum (Napoli, Museo archeologico nazionale)
Marble. Second half of the 1st century BCE. Head is an early-19th century work.
Who was the man behind this amazing Roman mask? Helmet unearthed by metal detector expected to fetch £300,000
The bronze helmet complete with face-mask has been discovered by a metal detector enthusiast in Cumbria.
Fresco of the Villa Poppea (Villa Poppaea), Oplontis, UNESCO World Heritage...
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Loricate torso of Nero, mid 1st century AD, from Bologna via de' Carbonesi, the cuirass is decorated with two Nereids riding on a Ketos and the Gorgon's head, Bologna, Museo Civico Archeologico
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Roman high street reopens to visitors after more than 20 years
Decumanus Maximus at Herculaneum, near Naples was preserved by eruption of Vesuvius in AD79
Ercolano, ecco i mobili mai visti e custoditi nei depositi - Napoli - Repubblica.it
Nei depositi del sito archeologico di Ercolano è nascosto un tesoro: mobili e arredi in legno carbonizzati. C'è una culla, un letto, piccoli tavoli, armadi di ogni dimensione e foggia e larari. Ma anche piccoli oggetti, statuine e resti di cibo (fichi e pane). Il patrimonio, al momento accatastato nelle sale di deposito (climatizzate) sarà esposto nel nuovo museo di Ercolano al quale sta lavorando l'architetto Renzo Piano su commissione della Fondazione americana di David Packard. (antonio…
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There’s an unusually large number of bronze and marble Roman body parts on offer in this December’s Antiquities sale in New York. Apecialist Max Bernheimer goes out on a limb by selecting seven pieces