Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Roman Royal Seat Discovered!: Sempre lo stesso

Vesuvio- photo by marguerita
The throne depicts Greek mythological figures absorbed by Rome's culture and is decorated with images of the gods Attis and Dionysus, as well as pine cones and phalluses.
ROME (AP) -- Remnants of the first known surviving Roman throne have been discovered in the lava and ash that buried the city of Herculaneum in the first century, archaeologists said Tuesday.
Pompeii was a resort town inhabited by wealthy Romans who were known for lavish spending on their homes......

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