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The Archaeological Site of Paestum

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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 [...]

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

The Roman Villa of Oplontis

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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 [...]

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

The Flavian Amphitheater of Pozzuoli

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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 [...]

Guide to the Roman Luxembourg: 30 Sites to Visit

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Eleusian Mysteries & Guide to the Ancient Eleusis

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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 [...]

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

Colonia Ulpia Traiana (Xanten) and the LVR Museum

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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 [...]

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

Domitian: Misery of Absolutism and Splendor of Rome

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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 [...]

At the Edge of the Empire: The German Limes

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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 [...]

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

Off the Beaten Via: Top 5 of Southern Italy

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Written for TimeTravelRome by Kieren Johns. All roads lead to Rome, or so the old proverb goes. For those of us with an interest in the ancient world, it’s a saying that still very much rings true to this day. Whether it’s a chance to explore the remains of the ancient city itself in the Forum, or the opportunity to get up close [...]

2021-10-14T11:09:36+00:00October 14th, 2021|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |
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