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11 09, 2022

The Archaeological Site of Paestum

2022-09-11T23:45:19+00:00September 11th, 2022|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , |

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Michel Gybels for Time Travel Rome Paestum was a major ancient Greek city on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea in Magna Graecia (southern Italy). The ruins of Paestum are famous for their three ancient Greek temples in the Doric order, dating from about 550 to 450 BC, which are in an excellent state of preservation. The city walls and amphitheater are largely [...]

4 09, 2022

The Villa Dell’Ambulatio in Baia

2022-09-04T21:17:50+00:00September 4th, 2022|Categories: Hidden Gems|Tags: , , , |

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Written by Michel Gybels for Time Travel Rome The archaeological park of Baia stands out not only for the important remains of Roman civilization, but also for the beauty of the environment and landscape. You can see the Baths in a unique landscape, and with a view of the Golfo di Bacoli, where you can found a sort of “Roman Atlantis” that is [...]

31 08, 2022

The Roman Villa of Oplontis

2022-08-31T23:30:52+00:00August 31st, 2022|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , |

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Written by Michel Gybels for Time Travel Rome Like Pompeii and Herculaneum, the Villa Oplontis was both destroyed and preserved by the eruption of the Vesuvius in AD79. Buried until its gradual discovery over the last four centuries, this huge and lavish palace has been associated on slender evidence with Poppaea Sabina, the unfortunate wife said to have been kicked to death by [...]

26 08, 2022

The Flavian Amphitheater of Pozzuoli

2022-08-26T20:41:00+00:00August 26th, 2022|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , , |

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The Flavian Amphitheater, located in Pozzuoli, is the third-largest Roman amphitheater in Italy. Only the Roman Colosseum and the Amphitheater of Capua are larger. It was likely built by the same architects who previously constructed the Roman Colosseum. The name "Flavian Amphitheater" is primarily associated with the Roman Colosseum. The History of the Amphitheater The building was begun under the reign of the [...]

26 06, 2022

Guide to the Roman Luxembourg: 30 Sites to Visit

2022-06-27T20:04:11+00:00June 26th, 2022|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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I lived for almost four years in Luxembourg and was very frustrated not to find a complete and reliable source with all the Roman archaeological sites of the Grand Duchy. To make it short, I just made this list for you: 30 Gallo-Roman sites of Luxembourg were described, located on the map and illustrated. :) If you are an expat living in Luxembourg [...]

19 06, 2022

Guy Ladrière collection: Ancient Gemstones in the Paris Jewelry School

2022-06-22T11:24:44+00:00June 19th, 2022|Categories: Hidden Gems|Tags: , , , , |

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Last week I visited an exhibition in Paris called "Engraved stones. Cameos, inlays and rings from the Guy Ladrière collection". This exhibition is extraordinary itself, but in addition to it, I discovered a fascinating place where the exhibition is hosted: the School of Jewelry Arts of Paris. In a completely unexpected way, I had the chance to visit the School, guided by its [...]

11 06, 2022

Exhibition Rome, the City and the Empire at Louvre in Lens

2022-06-11T12:49:18+00:00June 11th, 2022|Categories: Hidden Gems|Tags: , , |

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As part of their temporary closure at the Louvre in Paris, the Roman rooms are moving to the Louvre in Lens. This exhibition at the Louvre-Lens Museum offers a gigantic retrospective on Roman civilization, from its legendary foundation in 753 BC to the fall of the empire in 476 AD. It invites visitors to discover Roman art and civilization through the great subjects [...]

28 05, 2022

Guide to the Roman Dalmatia: Top Destinations & Hidden Gems

2022-05-28T13:14:28+00:00May 28th, 2022|Categories: Hidden Gems, Top Destinations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Dalmatia is the coastal region along the Adriatic Sea from the island of Pag in the North of Croatia to Kotor in the neighboring country of Montenegro. The long Dalmatian coast is one of the most touristic regions of Croatia thanks to the beauty of its sea, numerous scenic islands and also thanks to its rich ancient remains. History of Dalmatia The most [...]

8 05, 2022

Eleusian Mysteries & Guide to the Ancient Eleusis

2022-06-04T12:46:17+00:00May 8th, 2022|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , , , |

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Situated around 11 miles northwest of Central Athens, the industrial, oil-refinery town of Elefsina captures little of what used to be one of the Ancient World’s most important cultic centers. For nearly 1,000 years, between the early seventh century BC and the late fourth century AD, it was the site of the annual Eleusinian Mysteries: a strange rite revolving around the grain and [...]

1 05, 2022

Colonia Ulpia Traiana (Xanten) and the LVR Museum

2022-05-01T12:04:07+00:00May 1st, 2022|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , |

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Written by Michel Gybels for Time Travel Rome The Xanten area and the Fürstenberg in Germany on the river Rhine retain the traces of history for thousands of years since the Stone Age. With the occupation of the Rhineland by the troops of Julius Caesar there began a new epoch of intensive settlement and cultural change. This article is about the rich history [...]

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