Category: ancienthistory

? The Lion of Amphipolis, Macedonia, Greece. Photo by…

? The Lion of Amphipolis, Macedonia, Greece. Photo by @ahencyclopedia. ?
The Lion of Amphipolis is a tomb sculpture in Amphipolis, Macedonia, northern Greece. The tomb is from 4th-century BC. According to archaeologist Oscar Broneer, the first person excavating in the area in the 1960s, the tomb was set up in honor of Laomedon of Mytilene, a general of Alexander The Great.
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? A relief of the Imperial age depicting a race inside the…

? A relief of the Imperial age depicting a race inside the Circus Maximus. #circusmaximus #chariotraces #relief #imperialage #ancienthistory #ancientworld #ancientrome #rome #italy #historylovers #history #romanempire

? The Circus Maximus, Rome, ??#circusmaximus #ruins #ancientrome…

? The Circus Maximus, Rome, ??#circusmaximus #ruins #ancientrome #rome #italy #ancienthistory #history #chariotraces #romanempire #eternalcity #historylovers #ancientworld #travel #traveling #oldphoto

? This photograph shows a detail from one of the most celebrated…

? This photograph shows a detail from one of the most celebrated ancient mosaics to have survived into the modern era. The mosaic depicts Alexander the Great’s defeat of the Persian king Darius; the detail here illustrates Alexander himself.
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In its entirety the mosaic measures 5.82 x 3.13m (19ft x 10ft 3in), and is made of around a million tesserae (small mosaic tiles). It was discovered in the largest house in Pompeii, the House of the Faun, in a room overlooking the central peristyle garden of the house. It is thought that this house was built shortly after the Roman conquest of Pompeii, and is likely to have been the residence of one of Pompeii’s new, Roman, ruling class.
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The mosaic highlights the wealth and power of the occupier of the house, since such grand and elaborate mosaics are extremely rare, both in Pompeii and in the wider Roman world.
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? The remains of the Basilica Aemilia, Rome, ?? #basilicaaemilia…

? The remains of the Basilica Aemilia, Rome, ?? #basilicaaemilia #remains #ancientruins #ruinsofrome #ancientrome #romanforum #romanempire #forumromanum #eternalcity #ancientworld #ancienthistory #history #historylovers #rome #italy #oldphoto #ruins #travel #traveling

? Aurelian Walls, Rome, ?? #aurelianwalls #wallsofthecity…

? Aurelian Walls, Rome, ?? #aurelianwalls #wallsofthecity #ancientrome #ancienthistory #ancientworld #history #rome #italy #travel #travelling #historylovers #romanempire #romans #eternalcity #oldphoto

? Aurelian Walls, Rome, ?? #aurelianwalls #wallsofthecity…

? Aurelian Walls, Rome, ?? #aurelianwalls #wallsofthecity #ancientrome #ancienthistory #ancientworld #history #rome #italy #travel #travelling #historylovers #romanempire #romans #eternalcity #oldphoto

? Trajan’s Column #detail Rome, ?? #rome #roma #italy…

? Trajan’s Column #detail Rome, ??
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? Trajan’s Column, Rome, ?? #rome #roma #italy #trajanscolumn…

? Trajan’s Column, Rome, ?? #rome #roma #italy #trajanscolumn #ancientrome #ancienthistory #romanemperors #ancientworld #history #romanempire #eternalcity #oldphoto #memories #travel #traveling

? Detail of the mosaic from the left apse of Santa Constanza….

? Detail of the mosaic from the left apse of Santa Constanza. Rome, ?? #mosaic #detail #santaconstanza #church #fourthcentury #mausoleum #constantia #constantine #romanemperor #romanempire #eternalcity #rome #ancientrome #ancienthistory #history #historylovers