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Trimontium Trust 2h
A sacrifice took place in Rome on 9th August for Sol Indiges, the Sun God, to commemorate Caesar's victory at Pharsala (48 BC). The sacrifice was at the shrine of the God on the Quirinal Hill. The Sun God gained new popularity in the late 3rd Century as Sol Invictus
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Jon Hawke* Aug 8
Panels from the Triumphal of , . Top, entering a city. Centre, Galerius in battle, trampling down the . Below, much worn, the four among the .
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Brading Roman Villa Aug 8
Its and we have two within our , overshadowed by the brilliant cockerel man but still great to look at! We are now open so please book a ticket and come and have a look. 🐈‍⬛
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Dr Jo Ball Aug 7
A fresco of a beautiful perching owl, painted ion a garden wall in the Casa dei Ceii at .
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Roman Britain News Aug 3
Some more good timing for - Brading Villa on the is ‘Good to Go’ and ready to welcome back visitors!
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Dr Jo Ball Aug 6
In the world, the laurel tree was believed to have protective powers against evil spirits & illness - public buildings & homes were decorated with laurel branches or had laurel trees planted outside, & people would wear laurel leaves for extra protection
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Roman Archaeology News 22h
“Rome Reborn” simulates the ancient city for virtual tours.
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Gareth Harney Aug 7
A late-night photoshoot with the Optimus Princeps. New coin collection website coming soon! "Just as the sea is calmer and the sky clearer after a storm, so the peace and security we now enjoy under your rule is greater." - Pliny to Trajan
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Dr Jo Ball 22h
In the world cats were kept as beloved pets but were not particularly used to catch mice & other pests around the home - instead, the Romans used (tamed) weasels for this job.
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Roman Britain News Aug 5
Decorated building slab from High Rochester fort, , just to the north of . It states that a 'vexillation of the 20th Legion made this'. on the left, on the right, and a boar 🐗, the legion's mascot, at the bottom.
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Today In History 8h
9 Aug 378: Eastern Roman Emperor is defeated by the at the Battle of . Valens and more than half his army are killed. The battle is part of the Gothic War and considered the start of the fall of the Western Empire.
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Alison Fisk Aug 5
We visited Wroxeter town last weekend with its wonderful baths complex; the 7m high basilica wall, known as the ‘Old Work’ & hypocaust tile stacks. The baths had an open-air plunge pool, an unusual feature in Roman Britain which went out of use quite quickly & was infilled
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Dr Jo Ball Aug 2
The "Sword of Tiberius", found in Mainz (Germany) - an iron sword & tinned/gilded bronze scabbard, decorated with a scene of either Tiberius presenting military victory to the emperor Augustus (Alpine Wars), or Germanicus presenting victory to Tiberius (German Wars).
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Dr Jo Ball Aug 1
The ruins of the town of Nora (Sardinia). Originally a Phoenician settlement, it came under Roman control after conquest of Sardinia in 238BC, & prospered as a trading port until the C4th/5th AD.
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Jennifer Zeng 曾錚 Aug 1
Followers defending a , St Francis that has a history of over 300 years in Xi'an . It was said that is going to demolish it. The cathedral was first constructed in 1716 and is where the Catholic Archdiocese of Xi'an locates.
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Yorkshire Museum Aug 7
Wow it's hot out there! Remember to stay hydrated throughout the day, or as this trier black-slipped ware beaker advises: NOLITE SITIRE = "Don't thirst".
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Roman Scotland 15h
As a little wind down from Scotland, I thought I’d post three images from Roman Rome! Trajan’s Column, the Coliseum and a section of aqueduct.
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Roman Scotland Aug 8
We’ll look at some of the popular preconceptions of Scotland, and the evidence that challenges this. So what did the Romans know about Scotland, before they arrived? They knew it was an island - this is a C15 map from a Greek source - Ptolemy
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The Roman Baths Aug 7
In this we have some gladiators! This piece of Samian pottery was made in Gaul from illite clay that gives it this distinctive red colour. Samian pottery was exported throughout the Roman empire to be used as fine tableware.
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Trimontium Trust Aug 8
Coins showing the transformation of the Emperor Nero from 12 years old, at twenty, thirty & just before his death in 68AD. He first appears on coins during the reign of his stepfather, Claudius and is shown as a slender youth. By the time of his death, he appears obese.
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