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The Roman Theatre of Arles
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The Roman Theatre of Arles

The Roman Theatre of Arelate (modern-day Arles, France) was built in the first century CE during the reign of Emperor Augustus. During the Middle Ages, its stones were often pillaged to construct nearby buildings. Today, only seating rows...
Roman Soldiers Explore a Tropical Forest
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Roman Soldiers Explore a Tropical Forest

An artist's depiction of Roman soldiers exploring a tropical forest or jungle. From the game Old World.
Roman Bronze Brooches
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Roman Bronze Brooches

Two Roman brooches made from bronze. The left is an example of an 'omega' brooch whilst the right is an example of the 'pincer' type. 3rd century CE. (Archaeological Museum, Aosta)
Roman Fresco of a Love Scene on the Nile
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Roman Fresco of a Love Scene on the Nile

This fragment comes from a fresco found in the "House of the Ephebus" in Pompeii. It portrays an erotic scene on the Nile. It portrays two African men and a Greek or Roman woman. The fresco dates to the 1st Century CE and currently resides...
Mummy Label from Roman Egypt
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Mummy Label from Roman Egypt

This is a pinewood mummy label of Tasherithorsiese. She was the daughter of Pa-Akhem-Hor and Tasheritpashy. There are four lines of a demotic script; the other side (not shown) contains 3 lines of Greek inscription. Roman Period, 2nd century...
Roman Bridge, Vaison-la-Romaine
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Roman Bridge, Vaison-la-Romaine

The first century CE Roman bridge at Vaison-la-Romaine, France.
Mummy Mask from Early Roman Egypt
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Mummy Mask from Early Roman Egypt

Stucco on linen mummy mask of a woman dating to the early Roman period, beginning of the 1st century CE. The headdress, earrings, two necklaces, rings, and bracelets were prominently imitated. The black curly hair was imitated from dyed flax...
Roman Gold Necklace
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Roman Gold Necklace

A Roman gold and saphire necklace, 2nd half of the 2nd century CE. From an unidentified marble sarcophagus in Rome. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome)
Roman Glass Bowl, Aosta
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Roman Glass Bowl, Aosta

A Roman glass bowl or cup with moulded ribs. From the western cemetery of Aosta, northern Italy. Mid-1st century CE. (Archaeological Museum, Aosta)
Roman Mummy Masks
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Roman Mummy Masks

These Roman mummy masks come from ancient Egypt. They date from the 1st-2nd century CE, and they painted and made from plaster. (Pushkin Museum, Moscow)