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Legionaries' camp, British Museum, 2008

Replica legionary's equipment including leather tent and sponge-stick from a re-enactment event at the British Museum, Sept Photo by Roman Mysteries author Caroline Lawrence.

Rock-crystal figure of a sun-fish (?), probably a game-counter. Imperial Rome 1st-2nd century. British Museum

Rock-crystal figure of a sun-fish (?), probably a game-counter.

Onyx gemstone engraved with owl, bowl, and poppy. Imperial Rome, 1st-3rd century CE. British Museum. http://www.materialcultures.com/tag/engraved/

Onyx gemstone engraved with an owl perched on a bowl and a poppy flower - probably symbolic of death cent.

Rock Crystal Dice    1st-2nd Century AD    Roman Imperial Period    (Source: The British Museum)

Rock crystal dice, marked one to six. A Roman rock crystal die (British Museum)

Parthian gold jewelry discovered in graves located at Nineveh in northern Iraq, near the ancient border between Parthia and Imperial Rome. They show how Roman cultural practices gradually influenced Parthian burial customs. These treasures are on display at the Persian Empire collection of the British Museum.

Parthian gold jewelry items found at a burial site in Nineveh (near modern Mosul, Iraq) in the British Museum

An ancient Roman bronze figure of a lictor (magistrate's attendant, carrying a fasces. (British Museum)

An ancient Roman bronze figure of a lictor (magistrate's attendant, carrying a fasces.

Cameo Ring with Snail decoration 1st - 2nd Century AD Roman Imperial

Ancient Peoples ancientpeoples Cameo Ring with Snail decoration - Century AD Roman Imperial (Source: The British Museum)

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