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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: , , , , |

Author: timetravelrome /

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: , , , |

Author: timetravelrome /

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 [...]

23 04, 2022

Roman Nijmegen and the Valkhof Museum

2022-05-01T12:02:45+00:00April 23rd, 2022|Categories: Hidden Gems|Tags: , , , , , |

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Written by Michel Gybels for Time Travel Rome Nijmegen is by far the most important location of Roman Netherlands. This is where the Roman era of the Netherlands began with the arrival of two legions in 19 BCE. The Romans also built here the first, oldest and biggest city of the Netherlands, Ulpia Noviomagus. Nijmegen played an important role as a military, administrative, [...]

26 03, 2022

The Mithras Mystery – Exhibition Mariemont

2022-03-26T16:54:39+00:00March 26th, 2022|Categories: Hidden Gems|Tags: , , , |

Author: timetravelrome /

Written for Timetravelrome by Michel Gybels The god Mithras originated in Persia but was recovered by the Romans. For more than three centuries the cult was an overwhelming success throughout the Roman Empire, attracting thousands of followers between the first and fourth centuries of our era. More recently, sanctuaries have been discovered at Ostia in Italy, Mariana in Corsica, Kempraten in Switzerland, Alba [...]

16 03, 2022

Domitian: Misery of Absolutism and Splendor of Rome

2022-03-16T20:30:36+00:00March 16th, 2022|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Author: timetravelrome /

Domitian was the younger son of Vespasian, and brother of Titus – he inherited power after the death of his brother in AD 81. Domitian is remembered for his strong tendency toward absolutism: he obtained full control over the Senate, reducing its role to the administrative one. Demonstrating his disdain for the Senate, Domitian used to come there in the garb of a [...]

5 11, 2021

At the Edge of the Empire: The German Limes

2021-11-05T00:41:12+00:00November 5th, 2021|Categories: Top Destinations|

Author: timetravelrome /

The Upper German-Rhaetian limes (called in German “German Obergermanisch-Raetischer Limes” - ORL) was part of the Roman Empire border and included a number of defensive structures such as forts and watchtowers. The huge defensive line was erected by the Romans to protect the borders of the Germany superior and had a length of 550 kilometers, passing between the Rhine and the Danube. The [...]

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