Flowers and branches of the Boswellia sacra tree, one of several species used to make frankincense.
A street philosopher contributes to the snarl on the Canopic Way
A retiarius fights with only a net and trident.
Black Hellebore © Robert Hundsdorfer
Wealthy women wore elaborate wigs to imitate the hairstyles of Empress Messalina.
The celebrated Portland vase, one of the finest examples of early first-century Roman glassware, displays gem cutting techniques used to create a cameo-like depiction of the marriage of Peleus and Thetis from Greek mythology. © Mark Cartwright