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ROMAN EMPEROR PROJECT - Daniel Voshart - Design / Cinematography. #design #architecture #cinematography Prev Next ✕ Index Using the neural-net tool Artbreeder, Photoshop and historical references, I have created photoreal portraits of Roman Emperors.

ROMAN EMPEROR PROJECT - Daniel Voshart - Design / Cinematography

For this project, I have transformed, or restored (cracks, noses, ears etc.) 800 images of busts to make the 54 emperors of The Principate (27 BC to 285 AD).Print available here. July 2020 Filed under neural netAI2020new. Pompeii - Life and Death in a Roman Town ( Mary Beard ) Pompeii Live from the British Museum. An Interactive Map Shows Just How Many Roads Actually Lead to Rome. No one can give you exact directions to Milliarium Aureum (aka the Golden Milestone).

An Interactive Map Shows Just How Many Roads Actually Lead to Rome

Just a few carved marble fragments of the gilded column’s base remain in the Roman Forum, where its original location is somewhat difficult to pinpoint. But as the image above, from interactive map Roads to Rome, shows (view it here), the motto Emperor Caesar Augustus' mighty mile marker inspired still holds true. All roads lead to Rome. To illustrate, designers Benedikt Groß and Philipp Schmitt worked with digital geographer Raphael Reimann to select 486,713 starting points on a 26,503,452 km² grid of Europe. From there, they created an algorithm to calculate the best route from each point to Rome. (It beats typing a street address into Google Maps 486,713 times.) From afar, the resulting map looks like a delicate piece of sea lettuce or an early exploration in neuroanatomy.

In a nod to map lovers outside of Europe, the mobility-obsessed team came up with another map, this one geared to stateside users. Caitlin Green: A note on the evidence for African migrants in Britain from the Bronze Age to the medieval period. The degree to which pre-modern Britain included people of African origin within its population continues to be a topic of considerableinterest and some controversy.

Caitlin Green: A note on the evidence for African migrants in Britain from the Bronze Age to the medieval period

Previous posts on this site have discussed a variety of textual, linguistic, archaeological and isotopic evidence for people from the Mediterranean and/or Africa in the British Isles from the Late Bronze Age through to the eleventh century AD. However, the focus in these posts has been on individual sites, events or periods, rather than the question of the potential proportion of people from Africa present in pre-modern Britain per se and how this may have varied over time. The aim of the following post is thus to briefly ponder whether an overview of the increasingly substantial British corpus of oxygen isotope evidence drawn from pre-modern archaeological human teeth has anything interesting to tell us with regard to this question. Notes1 This corpus is based primarily upon J. Connecting Research: The Forum · How diverse was Roman Britain? By Dr Matthew Nicholls, Department of Classics, University of Reading A heated conversation arose on social media on Wednesday surrounding the question of the racial diversity of Roman Britain, or the Roman empire more generally.

Connecting Research: The Forum · How diverse was Roman Britain?

The tweet from Alt Right commentator Paul Jospeh Watson, that kicked off the debate There is plenty of evidence that the Roman empire was relatively diverse, as might be expected from an empire that encouraged trade and mobility across a territory that extended from Hadrian’s Wall to north Africa, the Rhine, and the Euphrates (and which, less positively, enslaved and moved conquered populations around by force). The Roman - Neptune War: Every Seashell. Nile shipwreck discovery proves Herodotus right – after 2,469 years. In the fifth century BC, the Greek historian Herodotus visited Egypt and wrote of unusual river boats on the Nile.

Nile shipwreck discovery proves Herodotus right – after 2,469 years

Twenty-three lines of his Historia, the ancient world’s first great narrative history, are devoted to the intricate description of the construction of a “baris”. For centuries, scholars have argued over his account because there was no archaeological evidence that such ships ever existed. Now there is. Dr Estelle Lazer in Pompeii — Ancient History School. 8 Women of Ancient Rome Who Had Serious Political Power. Committee Meeting and Mary Beard Lecture in Rome. On 8 February, the Holberg Committee met in Rome, and Committee member Mary Beard delivered a lecture at the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Committee Meeting and Mary Beard Lecture in Rome

Dame Hazel Genn chaired the 8 February Holberg Committe meeting in Rome, where the five Committee members met to discuss this year’s shortlist of candidates for the Holberg Prize and recommend a recipient. The Committee was unanimous in its decision, and its recommendation was put forward to the Holberg Board. Prof. Mary Beard: "What's the Point of Ancient Rome?" Committee Meeting and Mary Beard Lecture in Rome. Did You Know?: Did Ancient Greeks And Romans Explore Iceland? Iceland did not become a permanent place of settlement until the 9th century.

Did You Know?: Did Ancient Greeks And Romans Explore Iceland?

The first inhabitants that built a long-term community on Iceland predominantly came from Norway, and later descendants of the original settlers were convinced that their ancestors’ exodus from the old homeland was a form of protest against the growing authority of King Harald Finehair (ruled approximately 860-940). It is clear that the Norsemen were the first settlers to turn Iceland into a long-term home. Yet, the question of if they were the first people to discover the island is another story.

What Did the Romans Eat? Food and Drink in Ancient Times. 10 Facts About the Roman Games. Watch the Destruction of Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius, Re-Created with Computer Animation (79 AD) A good disaster story never fails to fascinate — and, given that it actually happened, the story of Pompeii especially so.

Watch the Destruction of Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius, Re-Created with Computer Animation (79 AD)

Buried and thus frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, the ancient Roman town of 11,000 has provided an object of great historical interest ever since its rediscovery in 1599. Baths, houses, tools and other possessions (including plenty of wine bottles), frescoes, graffiti, an ampitheater, an aqueduct, the "Villa of the Mysteries": Pompeii has it all, as far as the stuff of first-century Roman life goes. The ash-preserved ruins of Pompeii, more than any other source, have provided historians with a window into just what life in that time and place was like. A Day in Pompeii, an exhibition held at the Melbourne Museum in 2009, gave its more than 330,000 visitors a chance to experience Pompeii's life even more vividly. Perseus Collections/Texts. Roads to Rome — Roads to Rome. Crash Course: Evolution of the Roman Military. Accorded by some as being the most effective and long-lived military institution known to history, Rome’s military was the key to its rise from a relative backwater settlement in Italy to the most dominant power of the ancient world.

Crash Course: Evolution of the Roman Military

Throughout its millennia-spanning history, Rome’s military underwent substantial changes as it contended with challenges both within its expanding borders and from neighboring adversaries who threatened to harm the integrity of its borders. Here is a crash course on the evolution of the Roman military. Phase I (c. 753 BC – c. 578 BC) Phase II (578 BC – c. 315 BC)

Forum Romanum (The Roman Forum) (article) Take Back Halloween! Related post: Last-minute Vestal Virgin (a pile of sheets and some yarn, basically) The Vestal Virgins were the six priestesses who tended the sacred flame of Vesta, goddess of the hearth, in ancient Rome.

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They were far and away the most privileged women in Roman society, and in fact they were the only women who were granted the basic legal rights that male citizens possessed automatically. Unlike other Roman women, the Vestals could make wills, vote, and live free from the control of their male relatives. What they couldn’t do was have sex. Each Vestal took a 30-year vow of celibacy as a child, and the punishment for breaking that vow was death. This the floor plan with a descript… Caesar's invasion of Britain began from Pegwell Bay in Kent, say archaeologists. Julius Caesar’s invasion of Britain was launched from the sandy shores of Pegwell Bay on the most easterly tip of Kent, according to fresh evidence unearthed by archaeologists. Researchers named the wide, shallow bay the most likely landing spot for the Roman fleet after excavators found the remains of a defensive base dating to the first century BC in the nearby hamlet of Ebbsfleet, near Ramsgate.

The ancient base covered more than 20 hectares and would have been ideally placed to protect the 800 ships the Roman army had to haul ashore when they were battered by a storm soon after they arrived from France in 54BC. “This is the first archaeological evidence we have for Julius Caesar’s invasion of Britain,” said Andrew Fitzpatrick, a researcher at the University of Leicester. “It’s a large defended site that dates to the first century BC.” Resources. Ancient Romans Sources - History Skills. Veni, Vidi, Gone: A Death Map of Roman Emperors. Totalus Rankium is “a fun, informative podcast where we rank the Roman Emperors based on: fighting ability; madness; their successes; what they looked like and how long they lasted”.

For that last metric they also produced this map, showing the locations where Roman emperors expired. To be the Emperor of Rome was to be leader of the biggest and most powerful empire the world had yet seen. However, even in a world where life already tended to be nasty, brutish and short, it was one of the more dangerous jobs: only about a quarter of all Roman emperors died a natural death. According to this graph, of the 70 Emperors to rule Rome between 14 and 395 AD, more died of assassination (23) than of natural causes (20), and that’s not even including those who were possibly assassinated (8), executed (3) or forced to commit suicide (5). The Roman Roads of Britain Visualized as a Subway Map. Walk around London with someone who knows its deep history — not hard to arrange, given the way London enthusiasts treat historical knowledge as a hypercompetitive sport — and you'll have more than a few paths of "Roman roads" pointed out to you.

Even in the city of Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, the Shard and the Gherkin, chicken shops and curry houses, there remain fragments and traces of the 2,000 miles of roads the Roman Army built between British towns and cities between 43 and 410 AD, Britain's centuries as a province of the Roman Empire. Though some of Britain's Roman Roads have become modern motorways, most no longer exist in any form but those bits and pieces history buffs like to spot. This makes it difficult to get a sense of how they all ran and where — or at least it did until Sasha Trubetskoy made a Roman Roads of Britain Network Map in the graphic-design style of the subway maps you'll find in London or any other major city today. Related Content: Theconversation. We all know the phrase “all roads lead to Rome”.

Today, it is used proverbially and has come to mean something like “there is more than one way to reach the same goal”. But did all roads ever really lead to the eternal city? When Rome Ruled Egypt. How Archaeologists Crammed 1500 Years of Roman History Into One Map. Rome wasn’t built in a day, so it stands to reason that a modern map of the ancient city might take a considerable amount of time as well—almost a decade, to be precise. The task was a Sisyphean one (though that was a myth from Ancient Greece.) How do you represent 1,500 of the city’s 3,000 years’ worth of history in print format, showing how Rome evolved in each era, what was destroyed, what remained, how its citizens lived and died, and which streets they walked on? Italian archaeologists Andrea Carandini and Paolo Carafa assembled a team to do just that. Why Roman concrete still stands strong while modern version decays.

Their structures are still standing more than 1,500 years after the last centurion snuffed it: now the Romans’ secret of durable marine concrete has finally been cracked. The Roman recipe – a mix of volcanic ash, lime (calcium oxide), seawater and lumps of volcanic rock – held together piers, breakwaters and harbours. The Roman Domus. How 3rd century Chinese saw the Romans. A country of “numerous minor kings” where fierce tigers and lions kill travelers. That doesn’t sound like your average description of Rome, does it? The Extent of the Roman Empire. The Roads of Ancient Rome, Reimagined as a Subway Map - CityLab. If the Roman Empire had managed build a continents-spanning transit system for its empire, it might have looked like this. They say all roads lead to Rome, but they also lead outward to a number of intriguing places. Boudica: scourge of the Roman empire. Let's travel through the ancient Roman Empire: Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World.

A Very Roman Game of Thrones » Turning Points of the Ancient World. 197AD and Game of Thrones has come to reality, Roman style. Rome's Imperial Port. (De Agostini Picture Library/Bridgeman Images) Primary curriculum content « English for the Australian Curriculum. Ancient Rome's Immigration Policy Reframes Today's Refugee Question, says classicist scholar Mary Beard. Rome - Online Course. The curious tale of Roman emperors as judges. Virtual reality helps visitors transport back in time to ancient Roman sites. Recipe – Roman bread – Primary KS2 teaching resource - Scholastic. Theconversation. Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville. Roman legionary's clothing, armour and equipment. Virtual Roman House 2. Stephen Biesty - Illustrator - Exploded Views - Roman Forum. Make a Roman Fibula Brooch - Without a Torch!

Roman Houses and Villas. Romatre project - Roman villa, Auletta. The Ancientvine Domus. 3d max roman villa rustica. A glimpse of teenage life in ancient Rome - Ray Laurence. These Photos of Pompeii Show Slice of Ancient Roman Life that Was Buried Under 20 Feet of Ash - History Daily. 360° Gladiatoren im Kolosseum.

Secrets of Lost Empires. Rome Reborn 2.2: A Tour of Ancient Rome in 320 CE. Ancient Rome for Kids - The Roman Empire Facts. A glimpse of teenage life in ancient Rome - Ray Laurence. Primary History - Romans. Ancient Rome - Middle School History for Kids. A History of Ancient Rome. The Roman Empire. Ancient Rome for Kids. History - Ancient Worlds. Rome Reborn 2.2: A Tour of Ancient Rome in 320 CE. Rome: Ancient Supercity Infographic. Discover Ancient Rome in 3D using Google Earth. ORBIS. Gracchi Brothers.