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BBC History Magazine 11h
Dozens of 2,000-year-old skeletons found at North Lincolnshire building site as archaeologists unearth cemetery (via )
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Trimontium Trust 8h
Part of a Soldier's pay was in salt, the solarium argentum, from which we get the word for salary. A soldier’s salary was cut if he “was not worth his salt,” a phrase that we still use to this day.
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Dr Jo Ball Sep 17
The major roads of the Empire, presented in a tube-style map by , just an amazing way to envision the logistics of the ancient world (while noting that many journeys would be made by sea for preference)
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kevin o'sullivan Sep 18
Replying to @kevin0sullivan
Can anybody give me some help with information about this coin?doing research for my daughter
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Dr Jo Ball Sep 18
After his death, the Emperor was condemned by the Senate to Damnatio Memoriae - a public erasure of his memory, from melting coins & statues showing his face to erasing his name from inscriptions, as in this example from of the Legio III Cyrenaica
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Dr Jo Ball Sep 18
The Emperor was assassinated AD96, stabbed to death by several members of his household staff. His body was taken from the palace & cremated by his nurse; his ashes were later secretly placed in the Flavian temple.
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Raya Almond 6h
My favorite saying in the world smile more😊😊☺️☺️ soldiers
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Trevor the Giant Sep 13
"Hi Bro!" Coolest Roman ever😎 Fragment from a ceramic plate or bowl (late 1st c BCE-1st c CE)
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Maxime Duprez 17h
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Rob Houwing Sep 14
Out detecting this afternoon , first decent find a roman disc brooch !!!! Super happy find brooch
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Antiquity 9h
A 📖 review to mark the 🎁 birthday 🎁 of Antoninus Pius, we present P Allison's () review of DJ Breeze's 'Bearsden: a Roman fort on the Antonine Wall' [£] cc.
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G L Anderson Sep 18
Problem is they believe the dirt sheets....they tell them to jump an they say how high...to late to change them now.... will make it till he decides to quit...he has a stronger constitution than the seals that bark!
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Jim Pembroke Sep 11
Peter Dutton, "person of integrity" one day. Misusing parliamentary privilege & making outrageous personal attack against someone, the next. Quaedvlieg
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GiorgiaV Sep 18
Replying to @ParvaVox
So, in Anthony Cutler's words: "Those who keep arguing for a or proto- origin of these pieces are just like those 18thC British scholars who were so seduced by classicism that they would insistently attribute to Rome marvellous things of local, northern origin"
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Roman_Empire ❣ 4h
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Civ Cat Sep 18
Replying to @CivGame @sbar713
Trajan was a little rough on the Dacians (Romania), but a superb administrator and highly competent all around! But didn't get hype that Julius Caesar received nor the negative hype of Nero
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GiorgiaV Sep 13
Beauty is in the details. The stunning lapis lazuli head of a woman (possibly Livilla, sister of Emperor Claudius) was mounted on a small procession cross donated by Hermann and his sister Ida (grandchildren of Otto II & Theophanu) to the monastery of St. Maria im Kapitol.
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Eniko Hudak Sep 10
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Trimontium Trust Sep 17
How long is an hour? - In the world they had 12 hours of day & 12 hours of night. In summer, the hours of the day were made longer & in winter the hours of the day were shorter. Minute" comes from the Latin pars minuta prima, meaning "first small part.
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GiorgiaV Sep 18
Replying to @ParvaVox
Pope Gregory was not considered a saint before the 8thC, so we can be pretty sure this diptych cannot have been produced before! This leads to new questions: why a pope (and a saint) was portrayed as a consul in the period?
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