Ancient Rome

Meroë Head of Augustus – Africa defies Rome, British Museum

Meroë Head of Augustus – Africa defies Rome, British Museum

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The bronze Meroë Head of Augustus, which was excavated by Professor John Garstang (1876-1956) in the Sudan in 1910, has gone on display at The British Museum

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An Ancient Roman Villa – A Cultural Ideal of Rural Life Pt 2

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A villa in ancient Roman times was all about the cultural ideal of rural life and in it, surrounded by nature, man could become the master of his own destiny

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Italian Villas & Gardens – The Fatal Gift of Beauty & Water

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The continuing tradition of Italy’s villas fountains and gardens reveal their national love for festive display and enjoying the fatal gift of beauty and water

Rome: Piranesi’s Vision – A Man for All Mediums and Seasons

Rome: Piranesi’s Vision – A Man for All Mediums and Seasons

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18th century engraver Giovanni Battista PIranesi’s works exaggerated vegetation rampaging unchecked through Rome’s antique buildings, impressing Grand Tourists

Art of Living Well – Antiquity to a Villa in Australia Today

Art of Living Well – Antiquity to a Villa in Australia Today

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Our art of living well has evolved since antiquity in Europe to a residence in Australia today through a diverse and special mix of peoples and their cultures

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Ancient Rome – An Important Precinct of Power and Glory

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Seven hill towns became the city of Rome when the valley floor was drained to provide a collective future by building the Cloacae Maxima, the great Roman sewer

Whoever you were if you were born within the boundaries of the Roman Empire you had the right to hold the highest office in the State. Under Augustus the concept of an eternal Rome emerged, revealing its link to the legendary past and its promise of a new era.

Contemporary Art & Design

Contemporary Art & Design

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The characteristics that define contemporary art are evident in every age: confidence in execution, structure, form and style. A dispute known as the “Quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns,” dominated the intellectual life of Europe between 1683 and 1719. The crux was whether the Moderns (those living at the time)…