Roman Gods: Divine Julius Caesar — Neptune’s Dolphins

Because of his feats of defeating the Gauls and ending the Roman Civil War, Julius Caesar was considered an “unconquered God.” Moreover, the Roman Senate decreed him to be a Cult Image (Simulacrum) with Mark Antony as his priest (the Flamen of the Divus Julius). As a simulacrum, Caesar’s picture would be carried in a […]

Roman Gods: Divine Julius Caesar — Neptune’s Dolphins

Hero Cultus and Deified Humans in Polytheism — Neptune’s Dolphins

In Polytheistic traditions, various humans have been honored as Heroes, while others are raised to be Gods. Heroes are more than human but less a God. Meanwhile, “Deified Humans” (Note 1), having shed their humanity, are Gods. Heroes are the Extraordinary Dead, regarded by others for their greatness. Since they are the examples of ideals […]

Hero Cultus and Deified Humans in Polytheism — Neptune’s Dolphins

Roman: Mars: God Of War and Protector of the Fields — Neptune’s Dolphins

Mars came to me early in my polytheism. For a long time, I struggled as to why the Roman God of War would want to be my Patron. I had nothing to offer Him. As I began to know Him more, I realized that Mars Pater (Father Mars) is a complex and multi-layered God. During […]

Roman: Mars: God Of War and Protector of the Fields — Neptune’s Dolphins

Pompeii: Rebirth of Italy’s dead city that nearly died again; Frances D’Emilio; AP  — All About World Heritage Sites

Photo: Gregorio Borgia In a few horrible hours, Pompeii was turned from a vibrant city into an ash-embalmed wasteland, smothered by a furious volcanic eruption in A.D. 79. Then in this century, the excavated Roman city appeared alarmingly close to a second death, assailed by decades of neglect, mismanagement and scant systematic maintenance of the […]

Pompeii: Rebirth of Italy’s dead city that nearly died again; Frances D’Emilio; AP  — All About World Heritage Sites

Aerial view of Constantinople: Urban planning — Delving into History ® _ periklis deligiannis

A fine representation of Constantinople (aerial view). I do not know the creator, although I’m thinking of a French artist who is an expert on this topic. Felicitations to the creator for his work. This aerial view gives us some generic picture on the urban planning of the ‘Queen of cities’ as the city was […]

Aerial view of Constantinople: Urban planning — Delving into History ® _ periklis deligiannis

Hadrian’s Wall gears up for 1900th anniversary; Alex Candlin; The Mail — All About World Heritage Sites

Photo: Imagen Photography The spectacular Hadrian’s Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site celebrates its 1900th anniversary in 2022, and ‘Hadrian’s Wall 1900’ is a year-long festival dedicated to this huge milestone. Source: Hadrian’s Wall gears up for 1900th anniversary

Hadrian’s Wall gears up for 1900th anniversary; Alex Candlin; The Mail — All About World Heritage Sites

Hadrian’s Wall 1,900th anniversary events unveiled; BBC — All About World Heritage Sites

Photo: Roger Clegg Celebrations are to run from 24 January 2022 – the birthday of Emperor Hadrian – to 23 December. Source: Hadrian’s Wall 1,900th anniversary events unveiled

Hadrian’s Wall 1,900th anniversary events unveiled; BBC — All About World Heritage Sites

Roms fließende Grenzen – Leben am Limes — Museums-Blog

Plakat zur Archäologischen Landesausstellung NRW 2021/22 „Roms fließende Grenzen“. Gestaltung: Mikko Kriek. Seit dem 25. November ist unsere große Sonderausstellung „Roms fließende Grenzen. Leben am Limes.“ eröffnet. Sie ist Teil der Archäologischen Landesausstellung NRW 2021/22, die an fünf verschiedenen Orten das Thema des Limes und des Rheins als Grenze zwischen dem Römischen Reich und den […]

Roms fließende Grenzen – Leben am Limes — Museums-Blog

Häfen für die Ewigkeit — GeschiMag

Maritime Ingenieurskunst der Römer Dass die alten Römer geniale Ingenieure waren, ist bekannt. Allein die Wasserleitungen oder das Kolosseum sprechen für sich. Der Wasserbau stellt allerdings zusätzliche Anforderungen an die Phantasie von Architekten und Ingenieuren, sind die jeweiligen Baustellen zwischen Wasser und Land doch recht dynamischen Rahmenbedingungen ausgesetzt. Und ohne die Erfindung des legendären römischen […]

Häfen für die Ewigkeit — GeschiMag