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There is a Secret Wing to the Museum in Naples. It Contains All the Erotic Art Found in Pompeii. The Doorway was Even Bricked Up at One Point. It was Only Fully Opened to the Public in 2000.

When the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were unearthed from beneath volcanic ash at the foothills of Mount Vesuvius in the mid-18th century, the materials discovered revealed an aspect of the ancient world that caused great embarrassment, the cities’ fascination with erotica. But did you know that there is an entire wing in […]

There is a Secret Wing to the Museum in Naples. It Contains All the Erotic Art Found in Pompeii. The Doorway was Even Bricked Up at One Point. It was Only Fully Opened to the Public in 2000. Read More »

Theater Actors

In Ancient Rome, Actors Had a Very Low Social Status. They were Seen as Slightly Better Than Prostitutes.

After the global pandemic closed stadiums and silenced performances worldwide, the world’s highest-paid celebrities earned a combined $6.1 billion before taxes and fees, a $200 million drop from 2019. But did you know actors in Ancient Rome had a more difficult time? In ancient Rome, actors were considered little better than prostitutes in terms of

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Plebis

The Secessio Plebis was a Form of Revolt That was First Introduced in Ancient Rome, This was When the Commoners Banded Together to Go Against Corrupt Ruling Class

There was a tight class structure in ancient Rome. Senators, patricians, and equestrians were members of society’s top strata, the wealthy elite who could afford to enjoy lives of leisure and luxury, and there was the lower class or the peasants. While the class system was very defined, it did not stop the commoners from

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Women also competed as gladiators in ancient Rome and there is a marble relief dating to around the 2nd century A.D. depicting a bout between two women dubbed “Amazon” and “Achillia,” whom the inscription says fought to an honorable draw.

10 Things You May Not Know About Roman Gladiators 1. They weren’t always slaves. Not all gladiators were brought to the arena in chains. While most early combatants were conquered peoples and slaves who had committed crimes, grave inscriptions show that by the 1st century A.D. the demographics had started to change. Lured by the

Women also competed as gladiators in ancient Rome and there is a marble relief dating to around the 2nd century A.D. depicting a bout between two women dubbed “Amazon” and “Achillia,” whom the inscription says fought to an honorable draw. Read More »

We basically drink the same wine as ancient Romans. Researchers found grape growers managed to keep modern grape DNA extremely consistent and similar to ancient varieties. While this kept flavors consistent, researchers worry grapes are genetically at-risk to environmental changes.

We Drink Basically The Same Wine Varietals As Ancient Romans, And That’s Not So Great With wine, older can often mean better. “Vintage,” our word for “classily aged,” comes from the winemaking process. Wines from decades ago can fetch far higher prices than freshly made ones. Wine itself is woven throughout ancient history, from ancient

We basically drink the same wine as ancient Romans. Researchers found grape growers managed to keep modern grape DNA extremely consistent and similar to ancient varieties. While this kept flavors consistent, researchers worry grapes are genetically at-risk to environmental changes. Read More »