Tivoli, the ancient Tibur, whose charms are celebrated by Horace, Ovid, and Catullus, is of Grecian origin, and was, probably, of no little celebrity five hundred years before the foundation of Rome.
The Roman Pantheon, a temple for all the gods, is one of the most perfect examples of ancient architecture in its magnificent simplicity.
The Monument of Philopappus is an ancient Greek mausoleum dedicated to Gaius Julius Antiochus Epiphanes Philopappus (65-116 AD), a prince of the kingdom of Commagene, Anatolia.
The early toga. This earliest model is probably the shortest and widest example of the semicircular or half-moon-shaped togas.
The Etruscans were an ancient people in Etruria, who lived in northern central Italy. The Etruscan culture can be traced in this area between 800 B.C. and the second half of the 1st century B.C.
Byzantine. Greek, Latin clergy. Ascetics and monks. The blessing of the Greeks and the Latins. The Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire and the officers of his retinue. The Roman Consul. The patrician. Secular and ecclesiastical instruments.
Military of ancient Rome. Roman legions. Field signs. The legionary eagle. The Signifier, Aquilifer, Pincipales. The Roman army. The standard of the barbarians.
Egyptian household appliances. Priestly clothing. Schenti and Kalasiris. Perfume containers, mirrors, toilet boxes, vases. Egyptian harps.
Egypt. Hieratic paintings from Egypt and Nubia. Gods and Goddesses. Pharaos and Queens. The Schenti. The Klaft, Khat or Nemes headscarf. The Egyptian double crown. The Atef.
Egyptian and Asian chariots. Warfare. Arming of the various ancient Near Eastern peoples. Egyptian chariots lined up in a line on the battlefields.
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