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Roman Collection

Step back in time and explore the grandeur of ancient Rome with its rich history and captivating landmarks

Background imageRoman Collection: Hadrians Wall: Sycamore Gap K060462

Hadrians Wall: Sycamore Gap K060462
Hadrians Wall, Northumberland. View of Sycamore Gap near Steel Rigg. Used as a film set for Robin Hood Prince of Thieves

Background imageRoman Collection: Aurora Borealis over Sycamore Gap, Hadrians Wall, Northumberland, England

Aurora Borealis over Sycamore Gap, Hadrians Wall, Northumberland, England. February 2014

Background imageRoman Collection: Antique map of the Roman Empire

Antique map of the Roman Empire, with a detail on Rome

Background imageRoman Collection: Battle of Actium, 31 BC

Battle of Actium, 31 BC
Sea battle of Actium, in which Octavius defeated Antony and Cleopatra, 31 BC. Hand colored wodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRoman Collection: High angle view over the Colosseum at sunrise. Rome, Lazio, Italy

High angle view over the Colosseum at sunrise. Rome, Lazio, Italy
Ancient roman amphitheatre Colosseum at sunrise. Rome, Italy

Background imageRoman Collection: Sycamore Gap, location for scene in the film Robin Hood Prince of Thieves

Sycamore Gap, location for scene in the film Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Hadrians Wall, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nothumberland, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRoman Collection: Villa cropmark 33830_006

Villa cropmark 33830_006
A Roman winged corridor villa crop mark, near Islip, Oxfordshire, 2019

Background imageRoman Collection: Hadrians Wall J940488

Hadrians Wall J940488
HADRIANs WALL: WALLTOWN CRAGS, Northumberland. Reconstruction drawing by Alan Sorrell. hadrian

Background imageRoman Collection: Map of ancient Rome

Map of ancient Rome
City plan of ancient Rome. Lithograph

Background imageRoman Collection: Apostle Pauls Missionary Journeys, lithograph, published in 1886

Apostle Pauls Missionary Journeys, lithograph, published in 1886
Apostle Pauls Missionary Journeys: 1st (green); 2nd (red); 3rd (blue); last to Rome (yellow). Lithograph, published in 1886. Paul travelled over 10, 000 miles proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ

Background imageRoman Collection: Roman seafood mosaic

Roman seafood mosaic. Mosaics consist of small pieces of coloured glass or stone, used to form an image or pattern on a floor or wall

Background imageRoman Collection: Italy, Rome, a red Vespa motorbike in front of Colosseum at sunrise

Italy, Rome, a red Vespa motorbike in front of Colosseum at sunrise

Background imageRoman Collection: Silchester Roman City Walls J950063

Silchester Roman City Walls J950063
SILCHESTER ROMAN CITY WALLS, Hampshire. Aerial reconstruction drawing by Ivan Lapper. 3rd century AD

Background imageRoman Collection: Battle of Cannae plan, 216 BC

Battle of Cannae plan, 216 BC
Map of the Battle of Cannae, in which Hannibal defeated the Romans during the Second Punic War, 216 BC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRoman Collection: Portchester Castle K991184

Portchester Castle K991184
PORTCHESTER CASTLE, Hampshire. View across the site and Portchester Harbour from the top of the keep

Background imageRoman Collection: Segedunum Roman Fort J960244

Segedunum Roman Fort J960244
HADRIANs WALL, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear. Segedunum Roman Fort. An aerial view reconstruction drawing by Peter Dunn, English Heritage Graphics Team. hadrian

Background imageRoman Collection: Maps of Italy in ancient times

Maps of Italy in ancient times
Map of early tribes in Italy (top). of the Roman hills (lower left). and the vicinity of Rome (right) in the time of the Roman Empire. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRoman Collection: Hadrians Wall J080005

Hadrians Wall J080005
HADRIANs WALL, Northumberland. Cuddys Crags, near turret 37A. The morning light illuminates the wall with Broomlee Lough in the distance. hadrian

Background imageRoman Collection: Hadrians Wall N070307

Hadrians Wall N070307
HADRIANs WALL, Northumberland. View looking west from Shield on the Wall. Sheep grazing at sunset. hadrian

Background imageRoman Collection: GOYA: SATURN, 1819-23. Saturn Devouring a Son. Oil by Francisco Goy, 1819-23

GOYA: SATURN, 1819-23. Saturn Devouring a Son. Oil by Francisco Goy, 1819-23

Background imageRoman Collection: Roman latrine J000112

Roman latrine J000112
HADRIANs WALL: HOUSESTEADS ROMAN FORT (VERCOVICIUM), Northumberland. A reconstruction drawing of the interior of the latrines by Philip Corke. hadrian

Background imageRoman Collection: Italy, Lazio, Rome, Trastevere, Red Vespa

Italy, Lazio, Rome, Trastevere, Red Vespa

Background imageRoman Collection: Roman memento mori mosaic

Roman memento mori mosaic. Mosaics consist of small pieces of coloured glass or stone, used to form an image or pattern on a floor or wall

Background imageRoman Collection: Interior, Sistine Chapel

Interior, Sistine Chapel, the Vatican, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Europe

Background imageRoman Collection: Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, The Vatican, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Europe

Background imageRoman Collection: Lullingstone Roman Villa J910044

Lullingstone Roman Villa J910044
LULLINGSTONE ROMAN VILLA, Kent. Reconstruction drawing by Alan Sorrell depicting the possible appearance of the villa c. AD 360, with the temple mausoleum in the background

Background imageRoman Collection: Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) in Sycamore Gap, Hadrians Wall

Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) in Sycamore Gap, Hadrians Wall. The wall is constructed on The Whin Sill, a layer of hard intrusive, volcanic Dolerite

Background imageRoman Collection: Roman God Janus

Roman God Janus
Illustration of a Roman God Janus

Background imageRoman Collection: MITHRAS KILLING THE BULL. Roman fresco, 2nd century A. D

MITHRAS KILLING THE BULL. Roman fresco, 2nd century A. D
MITHRAS KILLING THE BULL. Roman fresco, 2nd century A.D

Background imageRoman Collection: Housesteads Roman Fort J930498

Housesteads Roman Fort J930498
HADRIANs WALL, HOUSESTEADS ROMAN FORT, Northumberland. Reconstruction drawing by Alan SORRELL

Background imageRoman Collection: Chester Roman Amphitheatre J040018

Chester Roman Amphitheatre J040018
CHESTER ROMAN AMPHITHEATRE, Cheshire. Aerial view reconstruction drawing by Peter Dunn (English Heritage Graphics Team) of the amphitheatre in c.100 AD

Background imageRoman Collection: Augustus Prima Porta statue

Augustus Prima Porta statue, Vatican Museum, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Europe

Background imageRoman Collection: Hadrians Wall J080008

Hadrians Wall J080008
HADRIANs WALL, Northumberland. Hotbank Crags, near turret 37B. View from atop the wall out across the mist enshrouded Crag Lough beneath Highshields Crags. hadrian

Background imageRoman Collection: England, Northumberland, Sycamore Gap, Northumberland National Park

England, Northumberland, Sycamore Gap, Northumberland National Park. Sycamore Gap, a famous landmark along Hadrians Wall in the Hadrians Wall World Heritage Site

Background imageRoman Collection: Heroes Of The Trojan War

Heroes Of The Trojan War
Illustration of a Heroes Of The Trojan War

Background imageRoman Collection: Roman Republic and Carthage during the Second Punic War (218-201-BC)

Roman Republic and Carthage during the Second Punic War (218-201-BC)
Ancient map of the Roman Republic and Carthage during the Second Punic War (218 to 201 BC). Legend in Latin language. Steel engraving with hand colored borderlines, published in 1861

Background imageRoman Collection: Roman Arena at night, Verona, Italy

Roman Arena at night, Verona, Italy

Background imageRoman Collection: Dionysus, or Bacchus, on his throne

Dionysus, or Bacchus, on his throne
Wall painting of the Roman deity Dionysus on his throne, from the ruins of Pompeii. Printed color lithograph reproduction

Background imageRoman Collection: Map of the Roman Empire

Map of the Roman Empire
Map showing the extent of the Roman Empire. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRoman Collection: Statue of Julius Caesar in the Council Chamber

Statue of Julius Caesar in the Council Chamber, Capitol Hill, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Europe

Background imageRoman Collection: The Lararium

The Lararium, wall paintings in the House of the Vettii in Pompeii, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Italy, Europe

Background imageRoman Collection: Roman infantry practising combat J050053

Roman infantry practising combat J050053
HADRIANs WALL: BIRDOSWALD ROMAN FORT, Cumbria. Reconstruction drawing by Philip Corke of Roman auxiliary infantry practising combat in the Drill Hall. hadrian

Background imageRoman Collection: Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany, UNESCO World Heritage Site, North Rhine Westphalia

Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany, UNESCO World Heritage Site, North Rhine Westphalia

Background imageRoman Collection: Map of Europe under the Roman Empire

Map of Europe under the Roman Empire
Map of Europe in the time of the Roman Empire. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageRoman Collection: Hadrians Wall J060262

Hadrians Wall J060262
HADRIANs WALL, Northumberland. View into bright sun, looking east along the Wall, half a mile west of Housesteads

Background imageRoman Collection: Interior, the Pantheon

Interior, the Pantheon, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Europe

Background imageRoman Collection: Bath city center and River Avon, Somerset, England

Bath city center and River Avon, Somerset, England

Background imageRoman Collection: Roman mosaic, Battle between Alexander and Darius, from Pompeii House of the Faun

Roman mosaic, Battle between Alexander and Darius, from Pompeii House of the Faun, National Archaeological Museum, Naples, Campania, Italy, Europe




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Step back in time and explore the grandeur of ancient Rome with its rich history and captivating landmarks. Delve into the Antique map of the Roman Empire, tracing the vast territories that once fell under its dominion. Marvel at the intricate details on a Map of ancient Rome, revealing the layout of this magnificent city. As you wander through Italy's capital, Rome, witness a breathtaking sight: a red Vespa motorbike parked gracefully in front of the iconic Colosseum at sunrise. The juxtaposition between modernity and antiquity is truly awe-inspiring. Immerse yourself further into Roman culture by admiring a stunning Roman seafood mosaic. Its vibrant colors depict an abundance of marine life, showcasing their appreciation for both artistry and gastronomy. Venture beyond Rome to Hadrian's Wall, an impressive structure that stretches across northern England. Stand before it and imagine what life was like during those times when it served as a boundary line for the empire. Travel alongside Apostle Paul on his Missionary Journeys through lithographs published in 1886. Experience his remarkable adventures as he spreads Christianity throughout various regions. Discover another section of Hadrian's Wall known as Sycamore Gap - nature intertwines with history here, creating an enchanting landscape that has captivated many visitors over time. Explore Silchester Roman City Walls and Portchester Castle; remnants from centuries ago stand tall amidst changing landscapes - testaments to Roman engineering prowess that have stood against time itself. Back in Trastevere district in Rome, spot another Red Vespa weaving through narrow streets lined with charming cafes and boutiques – a quintessential symbol of Italian style intertwined with ancient heritage. No visit to Rome would be complete without gazing up at Michelangelo's masterpiece: The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Let your eyes wander across this celestial artwork depicting biblical scenes brought to life by one man’s genius brushstrokes.