Category: ancient rome

Relief with cupids killing bulls. From the te…

Relief with cupids killing bulls.
From the temple of Venus Genetrix in the Forum of Caesar. Marble. Early 2nd cent. CE  [x]

Basilica of Maxentius, Rome, Italy. 

Basilica of Maxentius, Rome, Italy. 

Antiikin Historia ja Kulttuuri: Maxentiuksen ja Konstantinuksen Basilika (in Finnish) 

The Curia, first Roman senate house was buil…

The Curia, first Roman senate house was built by Tullus Hostilius at the northwest corner of the Forum square. The Curia which stands today was begun by Julius Caesar in 44 B.C. Rome,

Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli. Tivoli (the…

Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli. Tivoli (the Ancient Tibur, 23 kilometers from Rome) is the site of an imposing architectural complex, Hadrian’s Villa. Built between the years 118 and 134. It were meant to remind emperor Hadrian of the places he most loved in Greece and the Near East. Hadrian’s Villa is one of Italian UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli. Tivoli (the…

Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli. Tivoli (the Ancient Tibur, 23 kilometers from Rome) is the site of an imposing architectural complex, Hadrian’s Villa. Built between the years 118 and 134. It were meant to remind emperor Hadrian of the places he most loved in Greece and the Near East. Hadrian’s Villa is one of Italian UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

Three remaining columns of the Temple of Apo…

Three remaining columns of the Temple of Apollo which was situated in front of the Theater of Marcellus. Rome, Italy. 

The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal Arch …

The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal Arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and The Palatine Hill. It was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine’s Victory over Maxentius at the battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312. The Arch is 21m high, 25,9m wide and 7,4m deep. It has three archways, the central one being 11,5m high and 6,5m wide, the lateral archways 7,4m by 3,4m each. The top, called attic, is a brickwork reveted with marble. A staircase formed in the thickness of the each arch is entered from a door at some height from the ground, in the end towards the Palantine Hill. Rome, 🇮🇹 .

Beautiful bird view of the Colosseum. Photo…

Beautiful bird view of the Colosseum. Photographer unknown. Rome, Italy. 

Gold armband with Herakles knot. Hellenisti…

Gold armband with Herakles knot. Hellenistic, 3rd-2nd century BC, Greek, gold inlaid with garnets, emeralds and enamel. According to the Roman writer Pliny, the decorative device of the Herakles knot could cure wounds and its popularity in Hellenistic jewelry suggests that it was thought to have the power to avert evil. Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Marble portrait of the Empress Faustina the …

Marble portrait of the Empress Faustina the Younger, wife of the emperor Marcus Aurelius. Antonine, ca. 161-180 AD. Roman, Marble.

The well-formed but rather puffy features, the prominent eyes, and the deeply waved hair exemplify mid-Antonine standards of beauty and are identifying traits of this empress.

Source: The Metropolitan Museum Of Art.