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Art, Architecture and Archaeology

The Art, Architecture and Archaeology of Rome and its empire, which at its apogee extended from the British Isles to the Caspian Sea. The earliest Roman art is generally associated with the overthrow of the Etruscan kings and the establishment of the Republic in 509 bc.  Roman art includes the visual arts produced in Ancient Rome, and in the territories of the Roman empire. Major forms of Roman art are architecture, painting, sculpture and mosaic work. Metal-work, coin-die and gem engraving, ivory carvings, figurine glass, pottery, and book illustrations are considered to be 'minor' forms of Roman artwork.

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Lucus Augusti: The Sacred City of Augustus

The city played an important role as a religious centre as the sacred city of Augustus in the Callaecia.

Forum Romanum

Photographs and description of the Forum Romanum, monument by monument, by Ren

Fibules Online

This french site is dedicated to celtic fibulaii (i.e. ancient celtic pins/brooches) and gives an introduction to typology, vocabulary and classification on these nice exemples of ancient jewels.

Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum

Segedunum is one of the most popular attractions on Hadrian's Wall. Lying at the eastern end of the Wall it was built so the Roman Army could afford a view between Pons Aelius (Newcastle Upon Tyne) and Arbeia (South Shields). It is the most excavated fort in Britain and lots of new information about the cavalry for example has been learnt from this site. Take a look here and learn exactly what you ...

Project to research and reconstruct early form of Roman segmented armour as found at Kalkriese,Germany, dating to Varus disaster of 9AD

Ancient and Classical Architecture

Howard Partridge provides a gallery of his photographs of buildings and ruins in Rome from c.179 BC to 141 AD. Part of the Cupola Collection.

Ancient Rome

The State Hermitage Museum: Collection Highlights. This varied collection of Roman art spans the period from the late period of the Republic (1st century BC) to the late Empire (4th century AD), but most important is the collection of sculptural portraits.

Aerial archaeology J. Dassie Archeologie aerienne

Currently without equivalent in the world, this site presents texts and images with a will of information and initiation for a very large audience. From Neolithic era to Medieval, the outstanding stages of discoveries in Poitou-Charentes are illustrated by photographs of the principal times of archaeological chronology.

Riley Collection of Roman Portrait Sculptures

Online catalog of the Roman portrait sculptures at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. Images from all angles and commentary on their historical and cultural context, with sources.

Classics Ireland

Classics Ireland is the journal of the Classical Association of Ireland.

This is the oldest and one of three central archaeological institutions in Slovenia. From the founding of the museum, it has acquired, documented and studied material from all the archaeological periods represented in Slovenia (from the Paleolithic to the Early Middle Ages and recently to the High and Late Middle Ages).

The Association for Roman Archaeology

The ARA is probably the fastest growing Archaeology Association and anyone is welcome to join. When you join you will learn a lot more about Roman Civilisation and probably some of your ancestors! - new discoveries are made amazingly frequently and the results are reported in our fabulous, full colour, Bulletin. The ARA is a Registered Charitable Company, Limited by Guarantee, dedicated to support ...

Quintilian and Roman Art

John Onians argues that Quintilian's attempt to define Roman culture in Book XII of Institutio Oratoria conciously influenced Roman art of his era. In XII.x.36

Roman gold mine of Bessa

Second century B.C. gold mine and prehistoric petroglyphs in Bessa Park (Piedmont, Italy).

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Ancient Roman Architecture

Great Buildings Online provides images and commentary on some of the best-known buildings of the Roman world.

Roman Concrete Research by David Moore

This site is dedicated to understanding the beauty and longevity of construction by the Romans, especially their use of pozzolan based concrete, also known as Roman concrete. 

Historia Digital

portal de artículos de historia, arqueología, cultura y viajes y de investigaciones y reflexiones sobre las corrientes y técnicas historiográficas, archivísticas, diplomáticas o arqueológicas actuales.

Williams College Excavations at Psalmodi, France

From 1970 to 1989 Williams College sponsored excavations and study at the abandoned monastery Benedictine Monastery of Saints Peter and Paul at Psalmodi in Eastern Languedoc, France.

Rene Seindal - Greek and Roman Photo Archive

This site is based on a collection of over 7000 photographs, the vast majority digital photographs, taken mostly in various places in Italy and Denmark in the years 1999-2010. The main focus of this collection is the Greek, Etruscan and Roman past of what is now Italy, but there is also the odd photograph from Copenhagen and elsewhere.