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Curiosities of ancient Rome (Artifact)

The world of ancient Romans abounded in a number of amazing curiosities and information. The source of knowledge about the life of the Romans are mainly works left to us by ancient writers or discoveries. The Romans left behind a lot of strange information and facts that are sometimes hard to believe.

Labyrinth on Roman mosaic

A beautiful Roman mosaic from the 4th century CE, showing a labyrinth. The object was found in the imperial palace in Gamzigrad (eastern Serbia). The labyrinth is surrounded by a wall and watchtowers.

Coin of Gaius Mamilius Limetano

Roman coin minted to honour the Mamilius gens, by Gaius Mamilius Limetano. The object is dated to the beginning of the 1st century BCE. The reverse of the coin shows the image of Odysseus, whom the family members considered their former ancestor.

Roman ring belonging to child

Roman ring belonging to a child found at Philiphaugh, southern Scotland; there is carved into the stone representation of Ceres, the goddess of agriculture, grain and fertility. The object is in the collection of the National Museums Scotland.

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