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ancientpeoples:

Gladiator figurine of bone or ivory
Roman Britain, 1st-2nd century ADFrom Lexden, Colchester
This figurine depicts a gladiator of the heavily-armedmurmillo class. Naked, but for a loin cloth and reinforced belt, he is armed with a large visored helmet, a short sword, a curved rectangular shield, metal greaves to protect his legs, and a heavy guard on his sword arm. Appropriately, a scene of gladiatorial combat is carved on the shield.
These gladiators were often matched with the retiariuswho carried only a net and trident. A pairing like this was intended to produce an entertaining contest between the lightly-armed, but highly manouevrable retiarius and the heavily-armed but less mobile secutor.
Source: British Museum

ancientpeoples:

Gladiator figurine of bone or ivory

Roman Britain, 1st-2nd century AD
From Lexden, Colchester

This figurine depicts a gladiator of the heavily-armedmurmillo class. Naked, but for a loin cloth and reinforced belt, he is armed with a large visored helmet, a short sword, a curved rectangular shield, metal greaves to protect his legs, and a heavy guard on his sword arm. Appropriately, a scene of gladiatorial combat is carved on the shield.

These gladiators were often matched with the retiariuswho carried only a net and trident. A pairing like this was intended to produce an entertaining contest between the lightly-armed, but highly manouevrable retiarius and the heavily-armed but less mobile secutor.

Source: British Museum

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odair:

IF I COULD REBLOG THIS 10 MILLION TIMES I WOULD GOD LOOK A T THIS PICTURE THIS IS THE BEST THING I’VE EVER SEEN

amazign:

djprincessk:

stop-hammerkind:

srsfunny:

Glass Blower: Sculpting A Horse From Molten Glass

WHAT

#this bitch just said let there be horse and there was

i thought this was a gif of a man fighting a giant angry slug

amazign:

djprincessk:

stop-hammerkind:

srsfunny:

Glass Blower: Sculpting A Horse From Molten Glass

WHAT

#this bitch just said let there be horse and there was

i thought this was a gif of a man fighting a giant angry slug

adriofthedead:

in between

this animation is just too cute and a great analogy for anxiety

puretuba:

im-australia:

i consecutively got eight different people draw doug dimmadome on iscribble what did you do new years day

dimma desu

puretuba:

im-australia:

i consecutively got eight different people draw doug dimmadome on iscribble what did you do new years day

dimma desu

ancientpeoples:

Writing-tablet with an intelligence report
Roman Britain, late 1st or early 2nd century ADVindolanda Roman fort (modern Chesterholm), Northumberland
Translation:
'… the Britons are unprotected by armour (?). There are very many cavalry. The cavalry do not use swords nor do the wretched Britons mount in order to throw javelins.'
This tablet describing the fighting habits of the Britons was probably a memorandum, perhaps left by a commanding officer for his successor. Despite the disparaging reference to Brittunculi (‘Little Brits’), it may be that the document was an assessment of their potential for recruitment into the local military units.
Source: British Museum

ancientpeoples:

Writing-tablet with an intelligence report

Roman Britain, late 1st or early 2nd century AD
Vindolanda Roman fort (modern Chesterholm), Northumberland

Translation:

'… the Britons are unprotected by armour (?). There are very many cavalry. The cavalry do not use swords nor do the wretched Britons mount in order to throw javelins.'

This tablet describing the fighting habits of the Britons was probably a memorandum, perhaps left by a commanding officer for his successor. Despite the disparaging reference to Brittunculi (‘Little Brits’), it may be that the document was an assessment of their potential for recruitment into the local military units.

Source: British Museum

silvioagueci:

ktkeen96:

theecamerondallas:

i have been waiting for this to show up in my dash forever

ITS BACK

perfection…

ancientpeoples:

Copper brooch of a panther 
Its spots are inlays of silver. It is 3.4cm high and 6.3cm long (1 5/16 x 2 1/2 inch). 
Most likely from Roman Britan or Gaul 
Roman, 2nd or 3rd century AD. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Copper brooch of a panther 

Its spots are inlays of silver. It is 3.4cm high and 6.3cm long (1 5/16 x 2 1/2 inch). 

Most likely from Roman Britan or Gaul 

Roman, 2nd or 3rd century AD. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum