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The cult of Mithras was very popular throughout the Roman Empire and was followed especially by soldiers. It was one of several eastern cults that spread rapidly as a result of the pax Romana (Roman peace); others included the worship of Jupiter Dolichenus, Manichaeism and, of course, Christianity

Bronze plaque of Mithras slaying the bull - Mid-Imperial, Antonine or Severan, century A. Bronze, 14 x 11 x 1 in.

Baking bread in the oven, relief from the tomb of baker Marco Virgilio Eurisace, Rome, Italy, Roman Civilization, 2nd century BC

Baking bread in the oven, relief from the tomb of baker Marco Virgilio Eurisace, Rome, Italy, Roman Civilization, 2nd century BC

Vulci, Necropoli di Ponte Rotto, La Tomba dei Tetnie

Sarcophagus of Larth Tetnies and the wife Thanchvil Tarnai. Place of discovery: Vulci necropolis of Ponte Rotto, the tomb of Tetnies. Third quarter of the fourth century BC. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Roman head in the ruins of Leptis Magna, Libya. _  Leptis Magna, also known as Leptis Changes was a thriving city of the Roman Empire. Its ruins are located in Al Khums, Libya. It was one of the most beautiful cities of the Roman Empire due to Septimius Severus, who rose and embellished, rising stately public buildings, a port, a market, warehouses, shops and residential neighborhoods. The city was probably founded by Phoenician settlers in 1100 BC

Roman head in the ruins of Leptis Magna, Libya. _ Leptis Magna, also known as Leptis Changes was a thriving city of the Roman Empire. Its ruins are located in Al Khums, Libya. It was one of the most beautiful cities of the Roman Empire due to Septimius Severus, who rose and embellished, rising stately public buildings, a port, a market, warehouses, shops and residential neighborhoods. The city was probably founded by Phoenician settlers in 1100 BC

Relief depicting a palaistra scene,Roman, Imperial Period, 1st century A.D.

Relief depicting a palaestra (gymnasium) scene, Roman, Imperial Period, century CE.

A TERRACOTTA PLAQUE, EARLY ROMAN IMPERIAL, CIRCA LATE 1ST CENTURY B.C./1ST HALF OF THE 1ST CENTURY A.D.

A Terracotta Plaque, Early Roman Imperial, Circa late Century half of the Century CE

Adoption of the Emperor Lucius Verus and Marcus Aurelius - 2nd Century AD

Relief: adoption of the Emperor Lucius Verus and Marcus Aurelius Roman, Middle Empire Center in Century AD marble Ex. of imperial toga

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Byzantine Women – The Princess Theophano and Introducing the fork into Europe

Theophano ruled the Holy Roman Empire (modern Germany and Austria and northern Italy) about 1000 AD, as regent for her son.

Funerary portrait of a mother and daughter, mother wears native Mesopotamian costume; the daughter holds a wreath and wears fashionable Roman jewelry. Roman, from Palmyra in the Euphrates region of Syria, 70-100 A.D.

Funerary portrait of a mother and daughter, mother wears native Mesopotamian costume; the daughter holds a wreath and wears fashionable Roman jewelry. Roman, from Palmyra in the Euphrates region of Syria, A.

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