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Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:05 am

I often post on a another forum interesting stuff from the ancient history. I can post it here too, if anyone finds it interesting.
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:06 am

Roman tombs is of Caludius Agathemerus & his wife Myrtale dating to AD90-110 & in the Ashmolean Museum. The Greek inscription tells us Claudius was a doctor & 'swift healer'. Myrtale is shown older & slightly in front of Claudius, hinting she died after him.

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Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:09 am

A letter in Greek a boy called Theon wrote to his father. He says that he will never speak with him again, and that he will stop eating, if he doesn't take him with him when he goes on the trip to Alexandria. He also says the gifts his father sent him are rubbish.

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Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:11 am

"The goddess of saffron", Minoan Akrotiri, the island of Santorini, 1600 BCE.

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Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:13 am

Roman furniture, near Rome, 1st-2nd c. CE.

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Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:14 am

Frescoes from Herculaneum, showing the rites of goddess Isis, 1st c. CE.

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Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:23 am

Forma Urbis Romae (the shape of the city of Rome) was a detailed map of the imperial Rome made between 203 and 211 CE during the rule of the emperor Septimius Severus. It was placed in the Temple of Peace (Templum Pacis), measuring 18 by 13 meters, and made from 150 marble plated. It was destroyed during the Medieval period. Some fragment survived.

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It was mounted on this very wall:

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Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:28 am

Frescoes from Pompeii.

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Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:34 am

Baalbek, Lebanon.

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Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:36 am

Wooden statue of an Egyptian priest called Ka-Apera, 45 centuries old.

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Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:41 am

Artems, app. 350 BCE, Piraeus museum.

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Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:43 am

Pharaoh Menkaure (Mycerinos) with goddesses Hathor (left) and nome goddess Bas (right), 2490–2472 BCE.

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Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:46 am

A birthday celebtarion invitaion sent by Claudia Severa to Sulpicia Lepidina, found in the rubbish dump of the Roman garrison fort Vindolanda on Hadrian's wall, northtern England.

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Reconstruction of the letter:
"Claudia Severa to her Lepidina greetings. On 11 September, sister, for the day of the celebration of my birthday, I give you a warm invitation to make sure that you come to us, to make the day more enjoyable for me by your arrival, if you are present (?). Give my greetings to your Cerialis. My Aelius and my little son send him (?) their greetings. (2nd hand) I shall expect you, sister. Farewell, sister, my dearest soul, as I hope to prosper, and hail. (Back, 1st hand) To Sulpicia Lepidina, wife of Cerialis, from Severa."
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:56 am

Circus Maximus, used for horse races, the largest sporting venue in history. It could accommodate up to 250.000 people. Just next to it, to the left, is the imperial complex of the Palatine hill. The imperial family had a elevated walkway to the their lounge.

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Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:00 am

A sarcophagus from Puteoli, near Naples. It shows Prometheus making the first man while other gods are looking on.

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Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:00 am

Among the thousands of Mesopotamian tablets containing both official and personal letters, one example stands out as the first recorded customer complaint and evidence of a business relationship gone very sour. Nearly 4,000 years ago, a man named Nanni expressed his extreme displeasure to the merchant Ea-nasir about a recent copper shipment:



When you came, you said to me as follows: “I will give Gimil-Sin (when he comes) fine quality copper ingots.” You left then but you did not do what you promised me. You put ingots that were not good before my messenger (Sit-Sin) and said: “If you want to take them, take them; if you do not want to take them, go away!” What do you take me for, that you treat somebody like me with such contempt....Take cognizance that (from now on) I will not accept here any copper from you that is not of fine quality. I shall (from now on) select and take the ingots individually in my own yard, and I shall exercise against you my right of rejection because you have treated me with contempt.


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Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:05 am

Funerary portrait from a mummy, 3rg c. CE, Egypt, now in Louvre Abu Dhabi.

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Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:09 am

Akhenaten and Nefertiti, Amarna, 14th c. BCE.

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Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:19 am

Floor mosaic from the Ptolemaic palace in Alexandria, 2nd c. BCE.

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