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Ancient Rock Crystal Dice. Twenty-sided dice (or lots), marked XI on two adjoining faces. Circa 1st-2nd century A.D., Roman Imperial period.

Painting of Caligulas party ship. Recently 2 were discovered at the bottom of a small lake in Rome. They were described as floating palaces.

File:Anatolian - Figurine Figurine of a child? carved in rock crystal, hittite, between 1500 and 1200 BC

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A Roman Actor's Mask Applique, Roman Period,1st - 2nd century A.D

* A Roman Actor's Mask Applique, Roman Period,1st - 2nd century A.D.

Half billion year old hammer embedded in rock that formed 400 MILLION years ago ~ Archaeologists analysed and dated it. The rock encasing the hammer was dated to more than 400 million years old. The hammer itself turned out to be more than 500 million years old. A section of the wooden handle had begun the metamorphosis into coal. The hammer’s head, made of more than 96% iron, is far more pure than anything nature could have achieved without assistance from relatively modern smelting…

Rock crystal dice, marked one to six. 1st-2nd Century AD. Roman Imperial Period. via the British Museum.

This marvellous bust is one of the very few documents of an actual black person from Greek and Roman antiquity. Memnon was a pupil and protégé of the well-known Athenian entrepreneur and philosopher Herodes Atticus.

Lorica squamata is a type of scale armour used by the ancient Roman military during the Roman Republic and at later periods. Mystery of History Volume 1, Lessons 70 & 71 #MOHI70 #MOHI71

Late Republican and early Imperial Roman shields (Roman Army - Brasseys History of Uniform).