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Preferred Ancient Roman Wines: Sarcophagus with a vintage scene. Roman, A.D. 290-300. Marble.  The vindemia: a Roman rural festival celebrating the harvesting of grapes for making wine. Getty Villa, Malibu.

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Preferred Ancient Roman Wines: Sarcophagus with a vintage scene. Roman, A. The vindemia: a Roman rural festival celebrating the harvesting of grapes for making wine.

Ercolano, ecco i mobili mai visti e custoditi nei depositi

Ercolano, ecco i mobili mai visti e custoditi nei depositi - Napoli - Repubblica.it

honorthegods: “ Sacellum (Lararium) from Herculaneum century C. Carbonized wood, stabilized with beeswax, and restored sections of modern wood. One of four wooden household shrines recovered from Herculaneum, the doors of this cabinet are.

vessel/   Dionysus, satyrs and maenads  Roman, Empire  First - 3rd Century AD,  Marble base and edge .

vessel/ Dionysus, satyrs and maenads Roman, Empire First - Century AD, Marble base and edge .

Rapa Nui, Moai, Páscoa

The Rapa Nui (Easter Island) heads have bodies! While this isn't news in the Archaeology world, the discovery of hieroglyphs on the bases sort of is. Really interesting stuff!

Ancient illuminated bible at island monestary, Lake Tana, Ethiopia

Ancient illuminated bible at island monestary, Lake Tana, Ethiopia. The Christian relics are dated back to about 1000 A.

Bacchic Mask    Bronze    Roman, 1st Century AD    The ivy wreath is clearly visibly on the head complete with bunches of grapes. His long beard is beautifully rendered, fanning out in twisted corkscrews.

Bacchic Mask- bronze, Roman Century AD -Ivory wreath clearly visible on the head, complete with bunches of grapes. His long beard is beautifully rendered, fanning out in twisted corkscrews.

Mosaic floor, Ostia Antica. You can tell by the richness of the marble floors, mosaics and frescos that the city included some wealthy citizens.

You can tell by the richness of the marble floors, mosaics and frescos that the city included some wealthy citizens.

The Wedding of Ariadne, Roman mosaic, 2nd century AD Ariadne is the daughter of King Minos of Crete, She helped Theseus slay the Minotaur while he was on the island and then fled with him when he sailed for home. However, they stopped on the island of Naxos and Theseus promptly abandoned her while she slept. It was here where Dionysos found her and made her his wife. There are many versions of Ariadne’s mythology in addition to this one.  More about Ariadne…

archaicwonder: “ The Wedding of Ariadne, Roman mosaic, century AD Ariadne is the daughter of King Minos of Crete, She helped Theseus slay the Minotaur while he was on the island and then fled with.

Autumn.  Villa Dar Buc Ammera, Libya, Roman era mosaic of the four seasons

Villa Dar Buc Ammera, Libya, Roman era mosaic of the four seasons

Side View of Roman Trophy Cup with Floral Reliefs, 1st century CE ~ Rewarded with a wine drinking cup. People still "reward" themselves today--

Side View of Roman Trophy Cup with Floral Reliefs, century CE ~ Rewarded with a wine drinking cup. People still "reward" themselves today--

IT'S NO COINCIDENCE that Jesus’ first miracle took place at a wedding feast, and that he gave his last instructions to his followers over dinner. Traditional Greek, Roman and Christian dining practices can help explain why Jesus taught, performed miracles and sparked controversy while dining throughout the Gospels, and why Paul’s church gatherings took place at meal time. For more, click on the link. Photo: The Sepphoris Expedition, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem/Photo by Gabi Laron.

Mosaic of a dining scene from the floor of a third-century C. Roman house in…

Beaker with a Theatrical Scene. Roman Empire, probably from Syria, Palestine, or Egypt, 50-100 CE.

Beaker with a Theatrical Scene - 50 - 100 AD - Roman, most likely from Syria, Palestine, or Egypt

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