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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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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 22h
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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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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Today In History 5h
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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Roman Archaeology News 19h
“Rome Reborn” simulates the ancient city for virtual tours.
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Roman Scotland 2h
Good morning and welcome to the second day of the Twitter tour of the curiosities of Northern Britain. As always, feel free to ask any questions and I’ll try and answer them when I can.
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Alison Fisk 52m
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When we visited Vindolanda last month, the fabulous new archaeology centre, dedicated to Robin Birley, was almost ready to open. It replaces the much-loved shed previously used by volunteer archaeologists.
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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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Roman Archaeology News Aug 7
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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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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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Dr Jo Ball 20h
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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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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Tom Ljevar Aug 7
legionary from an Arch erected in honor to Emperor Trajan; from (Campania), beginning of the 2nd century AD. Antikensammlung Berlin
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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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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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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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Roman Scotland Aug 6
This is Scotland in the Flavian period, the earliest confirmed period of activity in Scotland, although there is some limited evidence of earlier incursions. Carlisle is already occupied by the Romans around AD 72
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Ancient Origins 12h
In 1833, an anonymous skeleton was exhumed from its grave in the Pantheon. People believed that it may be the remains of the famous Renaissance artist . Now, scientists have confirmed that this is his tomb by using modern technology.
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