Many of the buildings, monuments and persons on the photographs have been described to place the photographs in a useful and understandable context.
The main focus of this collection is the Greek, Etruscan and Roman past of what is now Italy, but there is also the odd photograph from Copenhagen and elsewhere.
Emperor Hadrian had this enourmous imperial palace constructed at Tibur outside Rome, and used it as his residence of choice when he was in Rome. It consisted of more than 30 buildings, covering over 120 hectares. The villa is a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are photographs of most of the villa. (Dec. 2002)
A luxurius villa from the time of the late Roman empire, renowned for its magnificent polychrome mosaics, over 3000 m2. The villa is a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are more than 200 photographs from this location covering the majority of the rooms and the mosaics. The pages here are probably the most extensive resource on this villa on the web today. (May/June 2002).
A huge collection of Classical Roman Sculpture, including portraits of most of the Roman emperors. More than 240 photographs covering a part of the Roman collection, but most of the Julio-Claudian and Flavian dynasties and the Good Emperors. See also the list of Roman historical persons.
Other locations with many photographs
- Lazio/Rome: Vatican Museums, Ostia Antica, Palestrina, Tarquinia.
- Tuscany: Firenze, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, Monteriggioni.
- Campania: Pompeii, Caserta.
- Sicily: Palermo, Syracuse, Monreale, Taormina, Motya, Enna.
- Emilia-Romagna: Ravenna
Almost all the photos, and all the texts, are by René Seindal.
Photos from a rather exhausting visit to Ravenna in August, 2017. We bought a single ticket for all the main monuments, but only had two days, so we had to take a break after our break.
Some photos from a short visit to Rome in November, 2017