We spent the day in the French city of Nimes, home to arguably the best-preserved Roman temple, the beautiful Maison Carré. Keep an eye out for our new VR experience of the ancient south of France coming soon.
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My man singing the chorus to one of my favourite songs. Do you know it?
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A Turn of the Thumb – Gladiators and the Thumbs Up This week on the blog, archaeologist @digitwithraven explains the ‘thumbs up’ gesture that popular media have come to associate with gladiatorial combat and the granting of life or death. Was this gesture actually a thing in the Roman Empire, or have we misunderstood the meaning of ‘a turn of the thumb’? You can read all about it here: http://eaglesanddragonspublishing.com/a-turn-of-the-thumb-gladiators-and-the-thumbs-up/ #gladiators #Gladiator #RomanEmpire #ancienthistory #history #romanhistory #ancientbloodsports #colosseum #ancientsport #polliceverso #archaeology #bloodsports #rome
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Cultura Latina en aroma. Basílica papal de Santa María la Mayor, conocida también como Santa María de la Nieve, en alusión a la leyenda que cuenta que durante una nevada ocurrida en 358, su perfil fue dibujado milagrosamente. Para saber más: culturalatinablog.com #roma #rome #italy #history #culturalatina #santamariamaggiore #romanhistory #religion #religiousart #instagood #photooftheday #unlar #larioja #lariojaargentina
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Le ghiande missili, esposte nella sezione n.8 di #MutinaSplendidissima, erano proiettili in piombo di forma ovoidale con una o due estremità appuntite. Venivano scagliate dai funditores, i frombolieri, membri della fanteria leggera. A Modena sono state rinvenute al di fuori delle fortificazioni cittadine, prese d'assedio nella "guerra di Mutina" (Novi Sad e Viale Reiter), e nel territorio circostante a oriente, nel luogo della battaglia di Forum Gallorum. #2200anniemilia #cittadimodena #archaeology #romanarchaeology #archeologia #history #romanhistory #exhibition #museiitaliani #visitmodena #volgoemiliaromagna #militaryhistory
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Just being a couple of tourists at the weekend 🤓 I'm one of those brilliant/annoying people (depending on your take on it) that likes to plan out a trip in advance. The thought of not making the most of exploring a new destination really stresses me out 😅 So, I make myself a little schedule - with room for manoeuvre, in case of poor weather etc - just to be sure I get to see and do exactly what I want to 😎 Anyone else as (brilliantly/annoyingly) organised when it comes to holidays? Or do you just go with the flow? #typeapersonality
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New guy to add to my list of Roman People I'm Weirdly Obsessed With: Germanicus!! ❤️❤️(I'm not alone tho - Tacitus clearly had a huge crush on him tbh) 😂😅 #mancrush #digitalartwork #digitaldrawing #art_community #dailydrawing #dailyart #conceptart #artdesign #artstyle #animestyle #animeartwork #cuteart #originalcharacters #oc #ocs #characterdesigns #characterart #rom#romanory #imperator #romanart #historicalart #artshare #germanicus #roman #graphicartist #badassart #battlescars #warriorart #tacitus
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✨#ancientcoins #romanhistory #treasure #hoard
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A magnificent sight from the Palatine Hill overlooking the Roman Forum. The Temple of Castor and Pollux in the foreground and the Arch of Septimius Severus and Temple of Saturn behind. In the distance the Altare Della Patria and Capitoline Museum. 🤗🇮🇹 * * * * * * * * * * #rome #italy #roma #italia #loveitaly #visititalia #visititaly #loveitalia #loverome #loveroma #colosseo #history #romanhistory #romanforum #fororomano #palatine #palatino #italian #italianlife #wanderlust #super_italy #italia_inunoscatto #inrhome #bestitaliapics #best_italianplaces #yallersroma #traveller
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A mosaic of Apollo dressed as a hunter wearing a laurel wreath. It dates to the 3rd-4th century AD and was a gift from the Fogg Art Museum (Harvard University) but the location where it was found was not mentioned. It is now on display in the Dumbarton Oaks museum in Washington, D.C., USA. #ancientroman #mosaic #geometric #mosaico #imperoromano #archeologia #archaeology #historia #geschichte #instatravel #history #hunter #arteromana #antique #amazing #romanhistory #classicalart #apollo #mythology #greekmythology #villa #affluent #wreath #travelgram #greeceandrome #washingtondc #capital #spqr #georgetown #districtofcolumbia
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ROMANHISTORY 20 febbraio 1983, la #Roma batte il #Napoli per 5-2 e continua la corsa che la porterà al secondo #Scudetto • • • #IlRomanista #RomanHistory #DajeRoma #RomaNapoli #ASR#ASR/a> #ASR #SerieA #Amarcord #Football #ForzaRoma
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On collapse - A New #SRCNews piece is now out on a paper co-authored by our very own Professor Garry Peterson . It makes the argument that a fear of collapse lurks behind many discussions about the future, but much research on it is scattered & incoherent. Find it on our website by searching for 'Understanding Collapse' Image: Thomas Cole/Wikimedia #com#com#complexity #collapse #civilization #complexity #complex #resilience #sustainability #sustainabilityscience #future #humanity #species #ecosystems #anthropocene #globalchallenges #rom#romanory #history #research #science #scientificpaper #scientificresearch #roman #socialecological
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I've wanted to visit the colosseum for years and it was even better than I could have imagined. A new private tour that visits the underground and top tier has only recently opened up to the public, it was incredible 😀 #rome #roma #italy #europe #travel #traveller #traveltheworld #wanderlust #nofilter #colosseum #history #romanhistory #gladiator #sony #sonyxz1 #xz1
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Year: 19 A.D. Vonones I of Parthia was placed under house arrest. He managed to escape but was killed in the region of Syria when he was caught by a retired veteran of a Roman Legion. ______________ #YearByYear #InterpretiveHistory #History #World #WorldHistory #Rome #Roman #RomanHistory #RomanEmpire
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Pretending to be Roman in Bath at the Roman Baths . . #bath #romanbaths #bathengland #england #uk #travel #worldtraveler #romanhistory
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#ekktaxrome . . The #Colosseum is the largest amphitheater (meaning “theatre in the round”) in the world! Oval in shape, it measures 189m long, 156m wide and 50m high (about the height of a 12 storey building). This ancient sporting arena could easily fit a modern day football pitch inside! . . . . . . . . . #rom#romatory #thingstoseeinrome #travelblogger #igersrome #visitrome #romeitaly #travelinfluencer #roma #italytourism #postcardfromitaly #femaletravelbloggers #browsingitaly #travellingthroughtheworld #ig_italy #instaitalia #italian_places #italy_vacations #wonderful_places #bbctravel #map_of_italy #oldcity #ig_roma #igersroma #romacapitale #colosseo #noidiroma #italyphoto #ig_rome
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Ruins in a city centre.
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RISE AND FALL | This painting, 'The Consummation', is part of the five-painting series 'The Course of Empire', created by Thomas Cole between 1833 and 1836. The American Cole reflects the popular sentiment of his time that simple pastoralism was the ideal phase of human civilisation. Empire would only lead to gluttony and inevitable decay. Although Cole chose a fantastical setting for his paintings, the references to the Roman Empire are obvious. Ancient history provided the perfect canvas to critique American society. Like Cole, many Americans have walked the thin line between hate and love concerning the Roman Empire. The Founding Fathers modelled their constitution to the Roman Republic, but ever since Americans have feared their state would go the same way as their 'predecessor' did, transforming from a virtuous republic into a decadent dictatorship. #ancienthistory #romanhistory #americanhistory #ThomasCole #Thecourseofempire #riseandfall #19thcenturyart #painting #art
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Nei pressi di Fiano Romano e del casello della autostrada A1, nel comune di Capena, si trova un sito archeologico poco conosciuto. Lucus Feroniae era prima dei romani una località sacra dedicata alla Dea Feronia famoso per le sue ricchezze, gioielli e oggetti preziosi lasciati come ex voto dai fedeli che vi giungevano a chiedere una grazia. Nel 59 a.C. dopo un periodo di abbandono Cesare stabilì qui la Colonia Iulia Felix Lucus Feroniae, una "piccola Roma" per i veterani del suo esercito. Grazie per lo scatto a @run@runnerontheroad Buona giornata #FAIroma #FAIgiovaniroma #Faicommunity #lucusferoniae #roma #italy #archeologia #laz#lazioisme #arte #romanhistory #lazio #romanascosta #igerslazio #yallerslazio #volgolazio #vivolazio #ig_lazio #ilikeitaly #museitaliani #street #italiainunoscatto #ig_italia Regrann from @runnerontheroad - Immersi nella totale bellezza della vera via Tiberina e i resti di Lucus Feroniae...!!!
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A curious Italian woman inspects the kilt of a Scottish soldier near the Coliseum after the liberation of Rome (1944) :) #romanhistory #historypictures_divyakiran #historylover #funnypictures #funinhistoryclass #bnwphotography #curiouspeople #funnystuff #romancolosseum
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Roman Glass Amphoriskos, Northern Italy, Mid-Third quarter of 1st century A.D. The name Amphora is derived from the Greek amphi-phoreus meaning ‘carried on both sides’, although the Greeks had adopted the design from the eastern Mediterranean. Used by all the great trading nations from the Phoenicians to the Romans, the sturdy-walled amphora spread throughout the ancient world and they have become an important survivor in the archaeological record providing clues as to dates of sites, trade relations, and everyday diet. These small glass amphoriskos would have been kept for personal use with things like oils, perfumes or naughty things like ☠️poisons and antidotes. #art#art#artory #art #artwork #arts #romanart #romanhistory #creativity #arthistory #artshare #fineart #artist #art_spotlight #artistsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #artoninstagram #arte #artcollectors #artstudio #romanglass #antiques #anc#ancient/a> #history #artlover #artlovers #instaart #ancient #ancientrome
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Steve. Not Steve. Definitely Not Steve. Totally Not Steve. • • • #ancientrome #romanhistory #history #rome #romehistory #ancientromans
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It’s never too late to start boxing! 😆 🥊 #boxing #coolhistorystuff #traditions #romanhistory #boxingtraining
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Gladiator Series - Retarius, the Water elemental — Its origins came as well from the mid-first century AD, where the gladiators game became more entertaining. It is the most identifiable of all the gladiators type, and the most controversial too. The 'net fighter' from latin had its influence from the sea and the fisherman. Almost naked, it wore only a subligaculum (loin cloth) fixed by a large balteus (blet), a manica on the left arm combined to a galerus (shoulder guard) making the retarius the lightest of all gladiators. The most emblematic were its rete (fishing net) and the fascina (trident) associated to Neptune, the god of sea. A pugio (dagger) completed its equipment for 7-8kg. Its style of fighting would require an intensive training to master the use of the net, learning effectively how to hook, trap the limb, head or weapon of its opponent. The range of the fascina would help him to keep its opponent in range, the retarius was disadvantaged in close range where he would need to switch to its pugio. Despite representing the sea element, the retarius was considered inferior to its fellow gladiators. Its style was considered as effeminate, and even if overall it would be likely a skilled fighter due to the difficult usage of the net, its chance of survival were the lowest. It is reported many emperors despised the retarius. In the imagery, he is associated to the secutor but in fact, the retarius could be matched against any heavy gladiator (Murmillo, secutor, scissores and samnite before it). Source of scandals (retarii tunicati), stigmatized, popular and famous - the retarius remains the most intriguing of all gladiators. Fun fact : a pompeii graffiti mention the retarius Cresces as the heartthrobs of the girls (puparru domnus), the doctor to nighttime girls, morning girls and all the rest ("Cresces retarius puparum nocturnarum mattinarum aliarum ser[.]atinus [..] medicus"). — Date : I AD model reproduction — #ancienthistory #history #archeology #rom#romanory #theromans #antiquity #roman #retarius #gladiator © All right and usage reserved. Pictures taken in Rome by myself (source : Gladiator museum).
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Sometimes it is better to leave things from the past, in the past. And sometimes not 😜 . . . . #postcardplaces #culturetrip #worldtravelpics #wearetravelgirls #dam#dametraveler #roma #rome #exp#explorey #italia #speechlessplaces -#globetrotter #traveldog #dametraveler #femmetravel #explore #wander #monument #mondaymood #mondaymotivation #romanhistory #fountain #allabouttravel
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It has one "i" instead of two in Italian, a myriad jungle of streets and homes once covered in layers of ash after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Pompei was like an oasis of still stone harboring tidbits of life: green grass, flowers, budding trees. Long post but what I want to say is: I 💕 Pompei. #Pompei #exploreItaly #travel #travelphotography #wanderlust #historygeek #Romanhistory #whatyousee #spellbound #oldmeetsnew #cityofancients
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Marble bust of emperor Caracalla, 212-217 AD. In this burst Caracalla is depicted as a strong sole ruler. The austere and hard facial features as well as the sword belt and general's cloak are to characterize the emperor as a military leader. #caracalla #romanhistory #romanart #marblebust #marbleart #sculpture #skulpture #ancientroman #ancientrome #volgoarte #instaarcheo #romanity #imperoromano #romanemperor #kai#kaiser #altesrom #römer #histoireromaine #geschichte #altesmuseum #emperor #imperador #empereur #empire #historiaderoma #romaantigua #kaiser #lea#leadership #leader #militar
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Views of Colchester castle! The Roman castle in the oldest recorded town in Britain! ☺️
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Some more images of yesterday's roman gold ring found on my unearthed dig, superb find it was too! #roman #gold #golden #rome #romanhistory #history #antique #uneartheddigs #uneartheduk #metaldetectingfinds #britishhistory
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Als de man van huis is dan kijkt de vrouw documentaires over het Romeinse Rijk met een grijze, gesticulerende classica. FEEST!
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Every time I'm reminded that Augustus Caesar was like 50 I'm shook bc this is what my mind thinks he looks like 😂😂😂 anyways got Latin exam tomorrow (plus the exam that shall not be named) hence the quick drawing 😅😅 #art #doodle #dailydrawing #artist #ink #artwork #kawaii #digitalart #kawaiiart #comic #digitalartwork #artoftheday #instaart #artistsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram #artistic #roman #cuteart #chibi #chibistyle #emperor #caesar #augustuscaesar #romanart #cuteaesthetic #historicalart #pastelart #romanhistory #ancient
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Ruins of the Theater of Zea in Piraeus, Greece (the town had in antiquity and still has a major mediterranean port that serves Athens and surroundings) that was built in the 2nd century BC. It also was in use during the Roman times although is now surrounded by various modern buildings. Behind the stage are various ancient Greek and Roman funerary monuments that are in the collection of the Archeological Museum of Piraeus. #zea #theater #athens #greece #igersgreece #ancientroman #hellas #archeologia #archaeology #historia #geschichte #instatravel #his#history #ruins #theatre #ancientgreek #piraeus #romanhistory #architecture #amazing #history #travelgram #buildings #greektheater #museum #stage #ig_greece #spqr #Αθήνα #Ελλάδα
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Here is another section of the ‘Hunting Dog mosaic’ on display at the Corinium museum, Cirencester. • In this picture you can see aquatic animals depicted, as well as the wave and ‘T’ meander and guilloche boarder patterns. • • • #cirencester #cor#coriniumum #corinium #cotswolds #visitengland #igersengland #igersuk #europe #archeology #history #instahistory #rom#rom#romatory #classicalart #art#artory #mosaic #portait #roman #romanbritain #roma #travel #instatravel #artphotography #travelphotography #romanmosaic #britain #geometricart #romanarchitecture #beautifull #art #museum
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#wheninrome I like things that are kind of eclectic, when one thing doesn't go with another. That's why I love Rome. The town itself is that way. It's where Fascist architecture meets classic Renaissance, where the ancient bangs up against the contemporary. It has a touch of everything. That's my style, and that's what my work is about. . . . . . . . . . . . #romanhistory #romanreigns #romanbuildings #romanarchitecture #romanstreets #streetsofinstagram #italia #noidiroma #vaticancity #monument #ancientrome #architecture#igersitalia #ig_roma #ig_rome #igerslazio #loves_roma #ig_italy #volgoroma #romanity #volgoitalia #italian_places #vivoroma #romeandyou #italy_vacations #madeinitaly #topromephoto #visitrome
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#ekktaxrome Some more info on #Colosseum, #Rome . . Concept of the Colosseum: The concept of the Flavian Amphitheatre, as it was first called, grew from the custom of wealthy Romans holding funeral games to honor the dead. Ancient Romans believed that human sacrifice at the dead person's funeral would appease the pagan gods and ensure a satisfactory entrance into the afterlife. The funeral games were organised and paid for by wealthy Roman aristocrats and Patricians as public events. To address these games on Gladiator combats, amphitheatre was built. The wealthy Roman patricians who were responsible for staging such events grew in popularity, so they became political events. Eventually the provision of the Gladiatorial Games were seen as a method to please the Roman gods and goddesses and avert Rome from disaster and this how the name Colosseum came into picture. . . . . . . . . . . #rom#romatory #thingstoseeinrome #travelblogger #igersrome #visitrome #romeitaly #travelinfluencer #roma #italytourism #postcardfromitaly #femaletravelbloggers #browsingitaly #huffpostgram #travellingthroughtheworld #ig_italy #instaitalia #italian_places #italy_vacations #wonderful_places #bbctravel #map_of_italy #oldcity #ig_roma #igersroma #romacapitale #colosseo #noidiroma
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Beautiful #yorkminster so much history and so much to learn. #romanhistory #vikinghistory
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197 d.C. #SettimioSevero sconfigge #ClodioAlbino a #Lugdunum (#Lione) e fonda la dinastia dei Severi. #CroniStoria #sto#storiana #rom#romatory #storia #history #imp#imperoromano #roma #impero #rome #romanempire #imp#imperatore #imperator #italy
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🔎 Have you discovered our cabinet of curiosities yet? If not, you’ve only got until this Sun 25 Feb to see the current display . . ‘Wunderkammer’ features objects from across the @colchestermuseums collections - some rarely shown - including specimens of natural, Egyptian and Roman History. One of our favourites is the Victorian lobster people! . . #Wunderkammer #cims #col#colchesterums #ips#ipswichums #colchester #ipswich #exhibition #naturalhistory #roman #science #romanhistory #egyptian #archeology #cabinetofcuriosities #curiosities @visitcolchester @visitessex @colchesterlife @ipswichmuseums
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Alea iacta est! ⚔️ ⚔️Kocka je bačena! - Gaj Julije Cezar . . . 🔛For more informations about Touch of the Roman empire contact us: talija@talija.rs #touchoftheromanempire #rom#romanempire #romanempire #romancity #sirmium #sirmijum #carskapalatasirmium #aleaiactaest #juliecesar #tal#tal#talijaartany #talijaart #talijaartco #travelagencies #touroperators #hotels #tourist #tourists #touristinserbia #thingstoseeinserbia #thingstovisitinserbia #serbia #serbianhistory #romanhistory #followus #staytuned
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#ekktaxrome And we start with studying history, Local and culture of #rome Next few posts are going to be all about #wheninrome . Call it #colosseum or #coliseum or #colosseo or #piazzadelcolosseo , you cannot and should not miss this place if you love history, architecture and more inportantly ROMA❤️. It is also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of travertine, tuff, and brick-faced concrete, it is the largest amphitheatre ever built. . . Just in case you think you need more of info on Rome, we have our blog going live soon!! Feel free to send DMs, emails for more info, collab or tie-ups . . . . . . . #rom#romanhistory #thingstoseeinrome #travelblogger #igersrome #visitrome #romeitaly #travelinfluencer #roma #italytourism #postcardfromitaly #femaletravelbloggers #huffpostgram #travellingthroughtheworld #ig_italy #instaitalia #italian_places #italy_vacations #fantastic_earth #earthfocus #wonderful_places #map_of_italy #noidiroma #topromephoto
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