Scholars think this elephant is pretty cool. Reason being is that it shows the elephant moving between two ships; in other words, the moving of African animals by Romans to Rome for gladiatorial games, through Sicily. We know this because this image, which we’ll see on Day 5 of our May 2018 Myths & Mysteries…
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Ancient Evidence of the Bikini: Enchanting Sicily, Day 5
The expansive ancient Roman estate of the Villa del Casale outside of Piazza Armerina was constructed between the 3rd and 4th centuries AD. This scene of women athletes in the estate’s gymnasium is evidence that bikinis have existed for, well, a very long time! Known affectionately as “The Bikini Girls,” they, along with hundreds of…
Bathed in Light
The medieval town of Piazza Armerina in the afternoon light.
Skyline of a Sicilian Town
The Baroque-era dome of Piazza Armerina’s duomo, or main cathedral, dominates the medieval town’s skyline.