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An accidental centaur?

An accidental centaur?

Most of the Late Geometric Greek vases in the popular consciousness are precise and finely decorated. But sometimes, even Greek vase painters made mistakes.

Written by Matthew Lloyd

Caracalla's scowl

Caracalla's scowl

With the death of Commodus in AD 192, a new family, the Severans, came to rule the Roman Empire. One of them was Caracalla. Looking at his portraits, one has to ask: why the angry face?

Written by Josho Brouwers