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Silchester Archaeology Sep 13
This season saw the completion of the excavation of the 4.8m deep Iron Age defensive ditch. Well-preserved finds included wooden stakes, leather offcuts, a cache of dog skulls and this human skull sat upon a collapsed section of wooden hurdles
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ASIRI™ 8h
Holy Cross Cathedral (Roman Catholic) Lagos Island. Circa :1961.
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Tom Ljevar Sep 12
A Briton abroad in the Empire: Catunectus, a Briton from the Trinovantes tribe (around modern ), served in Cohors III Breucorum & died at the age of 30; found at , circa 100 AD. Römisch-Germanisches Museum, Cologne
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Dr Jo Ball Sep 13
In mythology, Luna was the goddess of the Moon (although others, as Diana & Juno were also identified with the moon). She is often shown driving a chariot drawn by oxen, representing her travels through the sky & was worshipped at a temple on the Palatine Hill.
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Trimontium Trust 37m
A detailed image of the rebel Postumus, wearing laurel wreath & cuirass. In 259-260, Postumus, commander of the Rhine legions, revolted, establishing an independent empire comprising Gaul, Britain & Spain. This Gallic Empire lasted until Aurelian recovered it in 274.
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Dr Jo Ball Sep 12
One of my favourite finds from (or indeed, the world more widely) as it is just such a unique, human sort of thing. Bridges the millennia between us so effectively.
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Ancient Origins Sep 13
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Billingsgate Roman House and Baths Sep 9
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Trimontium Trust Sep 13
Today we wish a happy 1,955th birthday to Julia Flavia, the only child of the Emperor Titus & Marcia Furnilla. She was born in Rome on 8th or 13th September 64AD. It was rumored that she and her uncle, the Emperor Domitian were lovers. She died aged 27 in 91AD.
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Trimontium Trust Sep 10
A short clip from above of Pevensey fort, showing the later Norman castle lying within the Roman fortifications. The fort was built around 290AD and was known to the Romans as Anderida - The D-shaped wall towers were a new feature of Roman fortifications at this time.
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SpartiatisΣπαρτιατης 13h
Head of Ares, the Greek god of war. 2nd CE copy of a 420 BC original attributed to Alkamenes, sculptor of and . In Greek , Ares is the son of Zeus and Hera. Hermitage , Saint Petersburg,
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Trimontium Trust Sep 11
This woman is sporting one of the hairstyles that were popular during the reign of Trajan, so we know she would have had her hair styled in this way at some point between 98-117AD. The bust, from the collection allows us to see some detail of the hairstyling
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Roman Archaeology Sep 6
A reproduction of a soldier's grave stone, painted in the original colours. From Archaeology Park in .
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European Beauty Sep 13
Maison Carrée is an ancient building in , ; it is one of the best preserved temple façades in the area. Completed 2 A.D.
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Trimontium Trust 15h
A clip of Carrawburgh Fort, Hadrian's Wall. The Temple of Mithras can be seen towards the end of the clip. Inscriptions found on the site suggest it was built by the Sixth Legion (Legio VI Victrix). The Ravenna Cosmography, a 7th century record names the fort as Brocolitia
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Dr Jo Ball Sep 9
In mythology, Aequitas was the divine personification of justice & equity between people, & of fair trading with honest merchants. She is shown holding a cornucopia & a balance scale to demonstrate the fairness she represents.
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Association for Roman Archaeology Sep 9
Be glad your daily grind doesn't include making bread by hand every day! A hand-mill (quern) for grinding corn and a mortar for pounding or grinding ingredients, displayed at 's exhibition
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Digital Maps of the Ancient World 18h
The theatre at . Now modern day Santiponce, Spain.
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Dr Jo Ball 22h
Amazing artefacts finds continue to be discovered beyond the formal frontiers of the Empire - makes things much more complex & so much more interesting, all at the same time!
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MazenAlSh 4h
Replying to @TrueWarIock
Dragon Blade
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