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Art that lasts for over a million years

March 11, On This Day

Rome: The artistic ancient civilization

It\’s an unexpected milestone, but utterly worth noting. On March 11, 1986, it was officially 1 million days since the foundation of Rome on April 21st, 753 BC.

The art of Ancient Rome includes architecture, painting, sculpture, mosaic work, luxury objects in metal-work, gem engraving, ivory carvings, and glass.


Very little painting from the era remains, compared to the vast surviving stores of sculptures. Ancient Roman pottery is also still unearthed, as are the coins.

Paintings from this time were a stylistic eclecticism of Greek, Etruscan, native Italic, and even Egyptian art.