Rome was the heart of the Roman empire.


Colossum photographed in 1980.

Sarcophagus from Rome with relief decoration related to the cult of Dionysus. This sarcophagus is in the Getty Villa in Malibu.

Closeup of the sarcophagus from Rome with relief decoration related to the cult of Dionysus. This sarcophagus is in the Getty Villa in Malibu.

Closeup of the sarcophagus from Rome with relief decoration related to the cult of Dionysus. This sarcophagus is in the Getty Villa in Malibu.

Closeup of the sarcophagus from Rome with relief decoration related to the cult of Dionysus. This sarcophagus is in the Getty Villa in Malibu..

Closeup of the Latin inscription on the sarcophagus from Rome with relief decoration related to the cult of Dionysus. This sarcophagus is in the Getty Villa in Malibu..

Statue of the Tauroctony - Mithras slaying the bull. This was found in the between the Palazzo Imperiale and the ancient mouth of the Tiber by Robert Fagan who was excavating between 1794 and 1802. Corpus Inscriptionum et Monumentorum Religionis Mithriacae no. 548.

Closeup of the wounded bull. Corpus Inscriptionum et Monumentorum Religionis Mithriacae no. 548.

Closeup of the wounded bull. Corpus Inscriptionum et Monumentorum Religionis Mithriacae no. 548.

Closeup of the wounded bull. Corpus Inscriptionum et Monumentorum Religionis Mithriacae no. 548.

Closeup of the wounded bull. Corpus Inscriptionum et Monumentorum Religionis Mithriacae no. 548.

Aion statue currently in the Vatican Museum. This was found in the between the Palazzo Imperiale and the ancient mouth of the Tiber by Robert Fagan who was excavating between 1794 and 1802. Corpus Inscriptionum et Monumentorum Religionis Mithriacae no. 312 and 313.

Aion statue currently in the Vatican Museum. Corpus Inscriptionum et Monumentorum Religionis Mithriacae no. 545.

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