I love panoramic shots, so here’s another one.
You know you’re old when you turn to the celeb section of the newspaper and ask yourself, “Who the hell are these people?” – Me Though to be honest, you’re old if you still get (and read) a newspaper! – Sigh Baba (also me)
One of the very few memorable days I’ve spent in my life….This and the the few forthcoming posts are from a rebuilt bakery in the ruins of Augusta Raurica, right next to what were the temple walls. The oven is exactly where it was a couple of millennia ago, rebuilt with concrete for safety purposes, … Continue reading
Some examples of the beautiful coin collection at the museum. It’s hard to believe these were minted over a millennium and a half ago, both because of their extraordinary state of preservation and for the manufacturing quality.
Coin stamp block from a mint in Augusta Raurica
The museum at Augusta Raurica boasts the biggest hoard of silver ever unearthed at any Roman ruin. In the coming days I will post more pics of this truly amazing collection. A beautiful necklace starts off the collection and I can only rue the fact that I didn’t use a smaller aperture and gotten it … Continue reading
The inscription mentions two kids, Olus 12 yrs old and Fuscinus 16. A rare find, from Augusta Raurica
The kitchen. The griddle would be instantly recognizable to Indians. I could almost smell the roti cooking on the coal-fire. I would soon be smelling something similar soon enough!
A little alcove in a wall, where the pater familias would burn herbs and incense as an offering to his ancestors and to the family deities. This was so reminiscent of Indian households where a similar alcove (or a small wood/cement shelf) serves the very same function even today.
Roman Carriage. Almost through with the villa, the museum comes next. 🙂