In the south of England, in the village of Stoke Gifford, the remains of a Roman villa were found. Among ruins was also discovered bronze lamp, which is dated to the 1st century CE. [615×433]

In the south of England, in the village of Stoke Gifford, the remains of a Roman villa were found. Among ruins was also discovered bronze lamp, which is dated to the 1st century CE. [615×433]

Roman temple of Bacchus in Baalbek, also called Heliopolis, in northeastern Lebanon. Object dating to 2nd or early 3rd century CE. It is one of the best preserved and gratest Roman temple ruins in the world. [810×540]

Roman temple of Bacchus in Baalbek, also called Heliopolis, in northeastern Lebanon. Object dating to 2nd or early 3rd century CE. It is one of the best preserved and gratest Roman temple ruins in the world. [810×540]

Roman mosaic showing winning racehorse named Bacceatus. Object was uncovered in ruins of Carthage (Tunisia). Dated back to 3rd century CE and located in Musée National Du Bardo in Tunis. [564×573]

Roman mosaic showing winning racehorse named Bacceatus. Object was uncovered in ruins of Carthage (Tunisia). Dated back to 3rd century CE and located in Musée National Du Bardo in Tunis. [564×573]

The ruins of Old Ma’rib in Yemen, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Saba which some scholars believe to be the ancient Sheba of biblical fame. (Photo: Bernard Gagnon) [3304×1980]

The ruins of Old Ma’rib in Yemen, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Saba which some scholars believe to be the ancient Sheba of biblical fame. (Photo: Bernard Gagnon) [3304×1980]

“Italian civilians clambering over the ruins of the Ponte Alle Grazia, one of the bridges over the River Arno destroyed by the Germans before evacuating Florence, 14 August 1944.” Original color photo by Captain Tanner. [2480×1637]

“Italian civilians clambering over the ruins of the Ponte Alle Grazia, one of the bridges over the River Arno destroyed by the Germans before evacuating Florence, 14 August 1944.” Original color photo by Captain Tanner. [2480×1637]