Cinerary Urn of Memmius Ianuarius
Cinerary urn of Memmius Ianuarius, Rome, 25-50 CE, marble. Nye Carlsberg Glyptotek (Copenhagen, Denmark). Made with Memento...
Columbarium 1 at Vigna Codini: Loculi & Central Pillar
Columbarium, excavated in 1840 CE, on strip of land between Via Latina and Via Appia.
Columbarium 3 at Vigna Codini: View of Double Staircase
This largely first-century CE columbarium in Rome, discovered in 1852 CE, was once lined with marble. It is very 'up-market'...
History verifies the importance of religion not only on a society’s development but also on its survival; in this...
Cylindrical Altar, Metropolis
Three altars dedicated to Ceasar Augustus are found in the theater on the site of the ancient city of Metropolis. Metropolis...
Death's Mansions: The Columbaria of Imperial Rome
A columbarium is an underground chamber, which the Romans used for preserving the ashes of the dead. During the...
Early Temples of the Forum Romanum: Temples of the Roman Republic
The temple was an important physical and ceremonial structure in any Roman city. Originally a gathering place (a templum...
Etruscan Religion: Influence on Rome
This video, originally related to a history research project, briefly describes Etruscan polytheistic religion as an overview...
Dr Esther Eidinow speaks about Greek inscribed curses, c.6th-1st centuries BCE, Greek and Roman Curses - presented...
Images in Roman mosaics meant to dispel the envious
Driving away bad luck, the evil eye and, in short, envious people—this was one of the purposes of mosaics in Ancient...