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Ancient Kourion (Cyprus). 'Founded in Neolithic times and gloriously perched on a hillside overlooking the sea, Ancient Kourion flourished under the Mycenaeans, Ptolemies, Romans and, later, the Christians. This is the most spectacular of the South’s archaeological sites, including some well-preserved and fascinating mosaics.' lonelyplanet.com text

Ancient Kourion (Cyprus). 'Founded in Neolithic times and gloriously perched on a hillside overlooking the sea, Ancient Kourion flourished under the Mycenaeans, Ptolemies, Romans and, later, the Christians. This is the most spectacular of the South’s archaeological sites, including some well-preserved and fascinating mosaics.' lonelyplanet.com text

Bronze patera (shallow bowl with handle).  Period:     Early Imperial, Augustan, probably. Date:     early 1st century A.D. Culture:     Roman. Medium:     Bronze.

Bronze patera (shallow bowl with handle). Period: Early Imperial, Augustan, probably. Date: early 1st century A.D. Culture: Roman. Medium: Bronze.

Helmet all'antica  Attributed to Filippo Negroli (Italian, Milan, ca. 1510–1579)  Date: ca. 1532–35   Fashioned as a head of tightly curled hair encircled by a wreath of oak leaves, this helmet evokes the appearance of an ancient hero, perhaps a Roman emperor. The reference to the oak (rovere, in Italian) may indicate that the helmet was made for a member of the della Rovere family, dukes of Urbino. The cheekpieces are probably nineteenth-century restorations.

Helmet all'antica Attributed to Filippo Negroli (Italian, Milan, ca. 1510–1579) Date: ca. 1532–35 Fashioned as a head of tightly curled hair encircled by a wreath of oak leaves, this helmet evokes the appearance of an ancient hero, perhaps a Roman emperor. The reference to the oak (rovere, in Italian) may indicate that the helmet was made for a member of the della Rovere family, dukes of Urbino. The cheekpieces are probably nineteenth-century restorations.

Rare fully intact Roman bronze gladiator helmet featuring the hero  Hercules on the front and the defeated Nemeian Lion on the base of the  comb.  Before 1st C. AD.  Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Rare fully intact Roman bronze gladiator helmet featuring the hero Hercules on the front and the defeated Nemeian Lion on the base of the comb. Before 1st C. AD. Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Small kitchen, Pompeii 79CE, with kitchen with cooking utensils. A tripod with cauldron can still be seen in the fireplace, as well as an assortment of pots

Small kitchen, Pompeii 79CE, with kitchen with cooking utensils. A tripod with cauldron can still be seen in the fireplace, as well as an assortment of pots

Thermopolium in Pompeii | A thermopolium is a kind of Roman bar which served hot and cold drinks. The tiled bar-top is fitted with recessed terracotta jars that would have contained the drinks. On the back wall is a fresco painting: specifically it is a lararium (a shrine to Roman household gods), featuring Bacchus on the far right and Mercury on the far left. This particular example is called the thermopolium of Vetutius Placidus and is located on the Via dell'Abbondanza in Pompeii.

Thermopolium in Pompeii | A thermopolium is a kind of Roman bar which served hot and cold drinks. The tiled bar-top is fitted with recessed terracotta jars that would have contained the drinks. On the back wall is a fresco painting: specifically it is a lararium (a shrine to Roman household gods), featuring Bacchus on the far right and Mercury on the far left. This particular example is called the thermopolium of Vetutius Placidus and is located on the Via dell'Abbondanza in Pompeii.

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