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A Matter of Life and Death: Lives of Gladiators


Gladiators: heroes of the Colosseum, Gladiateurs, héros du Colisée, at the Musée de la Romanité, Nîmes, France   In my usual not-very-efficient way, I’m writing about an exhibition which has now closed.  It was, however, a very neat and well thought out exhibition at the Musée de la Romanité about gladiators in the Roman world, possibly because it’s been on a world…

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Nîmes’ Musée de la Romanité Part Three: At Home and In Town


…continued from Part Two… This part continues to look at the Roman objects on show in the museum, including some extraordinary mosaics and even frescoes…. There is a large section dedicated to funerary stele, which were really interesting.  Although I don’t usually like the use of multimedia technology, I did like the way that some of the stones had moving…

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