Living Late Antiquity


Living Late Antiquity


The World of Late Antiquity


These are the images from our homepage which we hope will whet the appetite for more information on this time period.

Collection Items

Palestra Floor Mosaic, Adjoining a Villa Bathhouse
This mosaic adorned the floor of the palestra, or rectangular court meant for exercise or bathing, adjoining the bathhouse of a villa in Sicily. The mosaic depicted the circus races of the Circus Maximus in Rome. Even here in Sicily the patron felt…

The Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem
A close-up of the tiling on the Dome of the Rock, Jeruaalem, from the Noble Sanctuary, the site of the Second Temple.

Detail of Mosaic of Justinian and Theodora
This image is a side by side detailed comparison of the mosaics of Justinianus I and Theodora from the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Itlay.

El Djem Tunisia Amphitheatre
Built during the first part of the third century CE, this large amphitheater features subterranean structures and limestone seating.

A cargo worker at Ostia
The relief is currently a part of the collection of the Museo Nazionale Romano alle Terme di Diocleziano (Baths of Diocletian), inv. number 56425.

Appian Way
Leading from the Porta San Sebastiano, one of the 18 gates of the Aurelian Wall, is the famous Via Appia. Though built in the fourth-century BCE, the road took an important strategic route south, along theist coast, and it was in use all through Late…
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