Ancient Roman mosaic, depicting a skeleton (perhaps a memento mori) above the Greek maxim from Delphi
(”know thyself”). Artist unknown; 1st cent. CE (?) Found during excavations at the
convent of San Gregorio on the Via Appia, Rome; now in the National Museum, Rome. Photo credit: Lessing Photo Archive.
I had planned to visit Markets of Trajan sooo many times but somehow I had always missed it (I guess this was mainly due to it’s good location - you know , “I’ll go there tomorrow” thing): In any case I finally made it in 2015 and it was certainly worth a visit.