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Same earring dating back to the Roman Empire found in a sunken ship. Property of Israel Antiquities Authority. Flower shaped earring gold with stone.

Gold and Pearl earring."Pearl earring from the Roman Empire first to third century C.E." Roman Pearl Earrings. Photograph. Eretz Elana. Web. 27 Sept. 2011. .

Historical map of Italy by Girolamo Andrea Martignoni -1721. While at first glance, the map seems to depict a circular territory a closer inspection reveals that the landforms and rivers aren't actually geographical features; they're temporal metaphors: territories of history and rivers of time. the top of the chart represent the nations conquered by the Roman Empire; those at the bottom, the nations that emerged from it; and the great central lake as the Empire itself.