Roman social engineering at work: an aqvilifer (the most important standard bearer) with a sacred aqvila intending to boost legionaries' morale and their identification with the unit, in a fearsome Panthera tigris' pelt to intimidate enemies. Legio XXI Rapax.
Pompeii's largest house Villa dei Misteri (Villa of the Mysteries), famous for its frescoes of the cult of Bacchus or Dionysus, reopened Thursday after a two-year restoration and a three-month closure for work on its paving.
Baths of Diocletian, Rome. From they were the largest of the imperial baths. Part of the ancient complex is now the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli designed by Michelangelo and completed by Vanvitelli.
The Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu is an important New Kingdom period structure in the West Bank of Luxor in Egypt. Aside from its size and architectural and artistic importance, the temple is probably best known as the source of inscribe