28 01, 2024

Domus Grimani Exhibition & History of the Collection

2024-01-28T19:09:10+00:00January 28th, 2024|Categories: Hidden Gems|Tags: , , , |

Author: timetravelrome /

Those who travel to Venice do not necessarily have in mind that Venice is home to several masterpieces of ancient art. In particular, Venice has - and exhibits - the famous Grimani Collection, whose magnificent ancient sculptures are displayed in the Archaeological Museum of the city. In 2019 a very special event took place: an exhibition called “Domus Grimani”. At this date, part [...]

19 01, 2024

Archaeological Exhibitions in 2024

2024-01-20T19:46:51+00:00January 19th, 2024|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: |

Author: timetravelrome /

Many of us will be traveling in 2024. For those who haven't made up their minds yet, here's a list of exhibitions scheduled for 2024 in some of the most popular destination countries. The list is by no means exhaustive, but I hope it will give you some good ideas for making new artistic and archaeological discoveries in 2024. Some exhibitions are not [...]

17 12, 2023

Roman Theater of Cartagena

2023-12-17T15:18:18+00:00December 17th, 2023|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , |

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Written for Timetravelrome by Michel Gybels. Cartagena (called Carthago Nova by the Romans) was a major urban center with the usual range of civic structures to demonstrate the city’s status to the rest of the world. These included a theatre capable of accommodating around 7000 spectators, constructed between the years 5 and 1 BC. In the third century AD a market was built [...]

4 12, 2023

Carthago Nova & Molinete Roman Forum Museum

2023-12-05T19:32:13+00:00December 4th, 2023|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , , |

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Written for Timetravelrome by Michel Gybels History of Carthago Nova Originally named Martia, this settlement on the southern Iberian coast was refounded by the Carthaginian general Hasdrubal Barca (Hannibal’s brother) around 227 BC as Qart Hadasht (the “New City”). Its time as a Carthaginian possession was short-lived. Just seventeen years later, as the Second Punic War was drawing to a close, the Roman [...]

9 11, 2023

A Glimpse into Gallo-Roman Heritage of Arlon

2023-11-09T22:15:29+00:00November 9th, 2023|Categories: Hidden Gems|Tags: , , , , |

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Arlon, known as "Orolaunum" in Roman times, was an important settlement in the region during the Gallo-Roman period, which spanned from the 1st century BC to the 5th century AD. The city was strategically situated at the intersection of the roads Reims-Trier and Metz-Tongeren and has enjoyed great prosperity during the first centuries of our era, thanks to trade with neighboring regions and [...]

17 08, 2023

Two Aqueducts of Arles & Mills of Barbegal

2023-08-17T20:36:58+00:00August 17th, 2023|Categories: Hidden Gems|Tags: , , , |

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By Michel Gybels for Time Travel Rome Two Aqueducts of Arles As early as the Augustan era, the colony of Arles was fed by several springs located in the Alpilles mountain range, to the northeast of the town. The map of the Arles aqueducts exhibited in the Arles Archaeological Museum. Photo by TimeTravelRome. A first 51 km aqueduct (known as the [...]

9 08, 2023

Visiting the ancient Glanum and Saint-Rémy-en-Provence

2023-08-09T18:37:15+00:00August 9th, 2023|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , |

Author: timetravelrome /

Michel Gybels for Time Travel Rome The ruins of the ancient city of Glanum in the South of France Provence region are a popular destination on the tourist route that leads from Avignon to Arles, passing the site of Les Baux and the medieval abbey of Montmajour. Until the beginning of the 20th century, however, only two well preserved monuments, a mausoleum and [...]

23 05, 2023

Unveiling the Past of the North Sea: The “Bridging the North Sea” Project

2023-05-23T19:51:29+00:00May 23rd, 2023|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , |

Author: timetravelrome /

I am publishing this article to bring to your attention an innovative and exciting project in the field of archaeology and history: “Bridging the North Sea”. This project was brought to my attention by Michel Gybels who is part of the project. Michel is one of the authors of this blog - he has shared with Timetravelrome several of his archaeological trips.  Thank [...]

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 [...]

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