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The vastness of Rome

The vastness of Rome

For the Romans, without modern modes of transport, the world must have felt like a much larger place. For many, however, this was no impediment to setting out.

Written by Fabio Fernandes

Crouching Aphrodite

Crouching Aphrodite

Sculptures featuring the goddess Aphrodite (Venus) crouching were popular in the Graeco-Roman world. Why would that be?

Written by Josho Brouwers

Royal Game of Ur

Royal Game of Ur

Two gameboards from the Royal Tombs of Ur, a Sumerian city-state in what is now Iraq, date back to 2600–2400 BC.

Written by Josho Brouwers

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