Hidden Gems

Domus Grimani Exhibition & History of the Collection

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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 [...]

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

A Glimpse into Gallo-Roman Heritage of Arlon

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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 [...]

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

Two Aqueducts of Arles & Mills of Barbegal

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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 [...]

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

The Villa Dell’Ambulatio in Baia

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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 [...]

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

Guy Ladrière collection: Ancient Gemstones in the Paris Jewelry School

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

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

Guide to the Roman Dalmatia: Top Destinations & Hidden Gems

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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 [...]

Roman Nijmegen and the Valkhof Museum

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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, [...]

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

The Mithras Mystery – Exhibition Mariemont

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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 [...]

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

On the traces of the Via Belgica: Maastricht – Heerlen – Tongres – Liège

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The Roman road between Boulogne-sur-Mer (France) and Cologne (Germany) is nowadays called Via Belgica. However, it was never known by this name in Roman times. The name appeared in the early 20th century as archaeologists were trying to reconstruct the Roman road system in the province of Germania Inferior. The construction of this road is generally credited to Marcus Agrippa, who was then [...]

2021-08-07T18:07:13+00:00August 7th, 2021|Categories: Hidden Gems|Tags: , , , , , , |
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