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Mosaic floors, Villa of Silene, Leptis Magna, Liby. The Roman city became prominent in the 4th century BCE. "It nominally remained part of Carthage's dominions until the end of the Third Punic War in 146 BC and then became part of the Roman Republic, although from about 111 BC onward, it was for all intents and purposes an independent city." wiki


a very good bust of Marcus Aurelius. Roman sculptors used to be more realistic than their Greek counterparts; a fact that can also be seen in this piece of art. All the weariness caused by a long and exhausting war, serious illness and difficult children is portrayed excellently on emperor’s face. ancientart: Ancient Roman bust of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, marble, 3rd century. Courtesy & currently located at the Ephesus Museum,


This lovely scene is from a wall painting at Villa Livia (near Rome). The villa was part of Livia Drusilla's dowry. Livia (58 B.C. - A.D. 29) was 3rd wife of Augustus & empress of the Roman Empire. She was mother of Tiberius, grandmother of Claudius, great grandmother of Caligula & great great grandmother of Nero...


Bronze statue of Hadrian, 2nd century CE, from Adana, Istanbul Archaeological Museum Hadrian (76-138 CE) was the fourteenth Emperor of Rome (10 August 117 to 10 July 138 CE) and is known as the third of the Five Good Emperors (Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, and Marcus Aurelius) who ruled justly. Born Publius Aelius Hadrianus, probably in Hispania, Hadrian is best known for his substantial building projects throughout the Roman Empire and, especially, Hadrian’s Wall in northern…

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Tiber River

Rome, Italy | The always-picturesque and uber-popular Tiber River is the country's third-largest waterway, spanning 252 miles in total.


100-50 BCE. Gold coin of the Parisii tribe of ancient Gaul found in the Île-de-France. The Parisii were a Celtic Iron Age people that lived on the banks of the river Seine from the middle of the 3rd C. BCE until the Roman era. "Paris" is derived from these Celts. The face derives from Greek sources, but the Celtic aesthetic toward distinct stylized abstract shapes is beautifully evident here. Cabinet des Médailles, France,