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Roman Baths in York

Roman baths under the pub of same name in York. The caldarium and hypocaust. Found in 1930 during renovations!




What a find!

Scenes from the Trojan War

Silver and gold pitcher with scenes from the Trojan War:

Achilles dragging the body of Hector around the walls of Troy. Roman A.D. 1-100.

Famous funerary stele of a Roman butcher and his book keeping wife

Famous funerary stele of a Roman butcher and his book keeping wife.
Rome, 120-150 AD.

The ancient port of Herculaneum

The ancient port of Herculaneum

and 300 skeletons of the victims of the eruption.

Roman fresco, Praedia of Julia Felix in Pompeii

Roman fresco, Praedia of Julia Felix in Pompeii

  
Money pouch between gold heaps and writing utensils. 

Sol Invictus

Sol Invictus
This wonderful bronze bust of Sol Invictus would have been a stunning golden colour in its day (3rd century CE). From the earliest days Sol was revered in Roman religion, but most especially during the 3rd and 4th centuries CE when Sol Invictus (the unconquered sun) became one of the most popular deities in Rome.

Caivs Ivlivs Caesar

Caivs Ivlivs Caesar
In 1932 the bronze statue of Caivs Ivlivs Caesar was placed next to the Forum of Caesar on Via dei Fori Imperiali