August 2018

Cascate delle Marmore

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Cascate delle Marmore

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The waterfall at Marmore, located in Umbria, is the tallest man-made waterfall in the world. It was created by the Romans.

The girl with the golden wreath

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The girl with the golden wreath

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This article offers a closer look at a mummy portrait of a young woman in the collection of the Allard Pierson Museum.

Roman remains in Assisi

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Roman remains in Assisi

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The Italian town of Assisi, famed as the birthplace of Saint Francis, has some impressive Roman remains, including a temple to Minerva.

A bronze panoply from Porano

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A bronze panoply from Porano

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Recovered from the painted Etruscan tombs at Porano, near Orvieto, is a bronze panoply of the third quarter of the fourth century BC.

Achilles' slaying of Troilus

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Achilles' slaying of Troilus

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According to prophecy, Troy wouldn’t fall until a number of conditions had been met. One of them was the death of the Trojan prince Troilus.

Painted tombs from Porano

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Painted tombs from Porano

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The archaeological museum of Orvieto features wall-paintings from Etruscan tombs found in the nearby village of Porano.

Food insecurity in Early Rome

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Food insecurity in Early Rome

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Responsibility for solving food crises often falls to a community’s leaders. Early Rome was no different, and in the first centuries of the Republic suffered from, and solved, the problem of food scarcity.