A rare & important micromosaic rectangular plaque, Italy, third quarter of the 19th century, colorfully depicting a Grand Tour scene featuring Europeans strolling about the ruins of the Colosseum in Rome, housed in a period gilt floral form frame, is of museum quality & would make an impressive addition to any fine household or collection….
Damnatio Memoriae, a modern description of a common Roman practice, condemned unpopular leaders to oblivion. Here’s how that worked and what we can learn from it today.
‘Ravenna: Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe’ is a comprehensive look at the history of Ravenna during its golden age.
The richest and most populous of Italy’s regions, Lombardy is home to Milan. Milan is not only the capital of Lombardy, but also Italy’s capital of fashion, finance, and media. Known as Lombardia in Italian, Lombardy derives its name from the Longobards, a Germanic kingdom that ruled large stretches of the Italian peninsula beginning in…
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Rome wasn’t built in a day but over thousands of years. Here’s how long it took to build some of the Eternal City’s most famous attractions.