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Archaeological Exhibitions in 2024

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 [...]

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

Roman Theater of Cartagena

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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 [...]

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

Carthago Nova & Molinete Roman Forum Museum

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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 [...]

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

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

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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 [...]

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

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

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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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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