Archaeology Travel, Lusitania, Portugal, Roman Bridges, Roman engineering

Looking for Roman bridges in Lusitania (Portugal)

One of the best preserved ancient Roman road network  is to be found in the Roman Province of Lusitania (including approximately all of modern Portugal and part of modern Spain) with numerous cobbled streets and an amazing amount of well-preserved  bridges. I visited many of those bridges as part as my archaeological trip to Portugal… Continue reading Looking for Roman bridges in Lusitania (Portugal)

Museum, Nerva–Antonine dynasty, Roman Portraiture, Rome

The Nerva-Antonines in Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome

The National Roman Museum Palazzo Massimo alle Terme in Rome houses one of the world's most important collections of Greek and Roman art. On the four floors of the museum, sculptures, frescoes and mosaics, coins and jewels document the evolution of the Roman artistic culture from the late Republican age through Late Antiquity. In the rooms… Continue reading The Nerva-Antonines in Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome

Archaeology Travel, Dalmatia, Photography

Photoset: The Roman Amphitheatre of Salona (Croatia)

Salona, once the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia, is situated near the present-day city of Solin (near Split), in one of the most beautiful bays of the East Adriatic coast. Salona was a stronghold and a harbour of the Illyrian Delmati which came early into the sphere of influence of the Greeks on… Continue reading Photoset: The Roman Amphitheatre of Salona (Croatia)

Archaeology Travel, Gallia Belgica, Roman villa

The Villa Borg – images of a reconstructed Roman Villa in Saarland (Germany)

Ruins of a grand Roman country house (villa rustica) were discovered by a local school teacher at the end of the 19th century outside the village of Borg in the municipality of Perl (Germany), near where the Saar River runs into the Moselle. The villa consisted of three wings covering an area of more than… Continue reading The Villa Borg – images of a reconstructed Roman Villa in Saarland (Germany)