Roman Armor from the blockbuster "Ben Hur" | 1959, an American epic historical film drama directed by Wm. Wyler, produced by Sam Zimbalist for Metro Goldwyn Mayer & starred Charlton Heston. This film was a remake of the 1925 silent film with the same name; adapted from Lew Wallace's 1880 novel, "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ." Ancient Costumes, Silent Film, Bath, Romans Armours, Ben Hur, Romans Armors, Movie Costumes, Classic Films, Hur 1959
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Titus Flavius Josephus (37 – c. 100), born Joseph ben Matityahu (Hebrew: יוסף בן מתתיהו, Yosef ben Matityahu), was a first-century Romano-Jewish scholar, historian and hagiographer, who was born in Jerusalem—then part of Roman Judea—to a father of priestly descent and a mother who claimed royal ancestry. Josephus recorded Jewish history, with special emphasis on the first century AD & the First Jewish–Roman War, including the Siege of Masada.
Spoon and fork, 3rd century A.D.; Imperial Roman; Silver; L. 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm) This elegant and unusual eating implement doubles as both a spoon and a fork, the latter intended more for picking up food from a serving dish than for eating from one's own plate. The handle is decorated with a spotted panther, an animal often associated with the god Dionysos.