Golden Cavalry Face-Mask Helmet (Type Ribchester) dating from 80-125 CE, found on the bed of the Corbulo Canal (Fossa Corbulonis) near the Roman fort of Matilo (modern Leiden). (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, Netherlands)
Cavalry Face-Mask Helmet (Type Nijmegen-Kops Plateau), brass sheet on iron core, dating to the 1st or 2nd century CE. (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, Netherlands)
Bronze statue of Hadrian, found at the Camp of the Sixth Roman Legion in Tel Shalem (Israel). It was found by chance by an American tourist in 1975 while searching for ancient coins with a metal detector. Tel Shalem was once occupied by a detachment of the Sixth Roman Legion (Legio VI Ferrata). The 50 fragments of this statue were found in a building which... [continue reading]
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.