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Column of Marcus Aurelius – Roman art

By |2018-04-24T23:47:56+00:00August 31st, 2017|Art, Romans|

Column of Marcus Aurelius in Rome Marcus Aurelius' column was actually not built by Marcus Aurelius himself but by his son Commodus, about 180-190 AD. Commodus wanted to remind people in Rome about his father's victories in a war against the Marcomanni north of Rome (in modern Switzerland). It's a lot like Trajan's Column, but art styles had [...]

Trajan’s Column – Roman art – Dacian Wars

By |2018-04-24T23:44:55+00:00August 28th, 2017|Art, Romans|

Trajan's Column in the Forum of Trajan, in Rome Trajan's column was built just after 100 AD to remind people in Rome about the Roman emperor Trajan's victories in a war in Dacia (DAY-see-ah) (modern Rumania). It stands in Trajan's Forum in Rome, just below Trajan's Markets, and near the old Roman Forum. Scene from Trajan's Column: Roman soldiers [...]

History of Gold

By |2018-04-10T00:17:19+00:00May 19th, 2017|Economy, Science|

History of gold: Gold bust of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamon (ca. 1300 BC) People have been using gold to make jewelry since the Stone Age. You can find it just lying in little lumps in streams here and there. And gold is always pretty and yellow, even when it is just lying in [...]