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!
Roman Carriage. Almost through with the villa, the museum comes next. 🙂
A piece of the actual wall with fresco, so beautifully restored.
Wine rack with amphorae. The basic design remains the same till today..
Roman villas occasionally had shops up front selling meat or metalware or cloth (some even had prostitutes available, hidden away in a back room).
Views of the Caldarium, the hot bath. The Roman system for heating the room was ingenious, a great example of how ancient engineers solved problems that we struggle with even today. For details you can check out Wikipedia
A view of the triclinium, a formal dining room. Roman meals were eaten while reclining on couches (which are sometimes called Roman sofas today). It was a leisurely activity, lasting a few hours at least. Mosaic floors were common (one such floor unearthed in Pompeii has a mosaic depicting food … Continue reading