art-roman

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Tomb of the Grape Clusters (Cave of the Eshkolot)

Jerusalem, Israel

1st-2nd century CE


A burial cave of a wealthy Jewish family from the time of the Second Temple. In front of the cave is a gable with vine clusters. Next to the gable are rosettes surrounded by a leaf garnet. Above the entrance is a spectacular decoration of plant elements, alongside the opening and in the four corners of the first room are carved columns with a flower-capped capital in the center of a floral decoration. In the most inner room are arch graves and a ceiling decorated like a sunken circle with a rosette in its center.

Roman and Virgil as Gemini for the lovely @somany-fandoms-solittle-time! I hadn’t really known much about Gemini before this so I hope it’s good. I had a lot of fun making it thank you!

I got most of the images from google although I edited all of them. The screenshots are mine.

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Ancient Roman gold ring with an amethyst intaglio of Pan playing the pipes as a goat watches. The intaglio dates to the 1st to 2nd centuries CE, while the gold ring likely dates to a later time. Source: Sands of Time Ancient Art. 

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Amphitheatre of El Jem

El Jem (Thysdrus), Tunisia

238 CE

35,000 spectators

The amphitheatre is built of stone blocks, located on a flat ground, and is exceptionally well conserved. The amphitheatre of El Jem is the third amphitheatre built on the same place. The belief is that it was constructed by the local proconsul Gordian, who became the emperor as Gordian III.