A stretch of the Via Appia at Sant'Andrea, km 126. Here it is still possible to admire the original flint-stones, thanks to their restoration during the Bourbon age and now protected by the Natural Park Monti Aurunci Authority.
The Via Appia near the Villa dei Quintili at mile V (Rome).
A stretch of the Via Appia passing through the ancient city of Minturnae (Minturno, Italy).
A stretch of the Via Appia in the Forum Aemilianum of Tarracina (Terracina, Italy).
A stretch of the Via Egnatia in Philippi (Greece). The Via Egnatia crossed the Roman provinces of Illyricum, Macedonia, and Thrace, running through territory that is now part of modern Albania, the Republic of Macedonia, Greece, and European Turkey. It was built by a Roman senator Gnaeus Egnatius, who served as praetor with the powers of proconsul in the... [continue reading]
The Venus of Arles, discovered in several pieces in the Roman theatre at Arles (France). The statue dates to the end of the 1st century BCE. It is on display at the Louvre, Paris.
The Alexander Mosaic, dating from circa 100 BCE, depicts the Battle of Issus (333 BCE) between Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia. The mosaic adorned one of the exedras on the north side of the peristyle of the House of the Faun in Pompeii. The original is preserved in the Naples National Archaeological Museum.
Marble statue of a naked Venus crouching at her bath, 2nd century CE (Antonine period). It is a Roman version of an original from the Hellenistic period. (British Museum)
The Temple of Apollo in Pompeii, looking north towards the altar, podium and cella. Etruscan bucchero were found in the area of the temple testifying the existence of the cult of Apollo in Pompeii as early as the 5th century BCE. The ground plan of the temple we see today dates from the 2nd century BCE. It was frequently remodelled up until its final restoration after the earthquake of 62 CE.