Category: Discover the Past

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Collecting Egyptian Antiquities – A Complete Guide and What to Look Out for.

Here at Pax Romana we sell history from across the globe. However, our speciality lies in classical antiquities. Having already touched on this period in our Collecting Roman Art Guide, we thought we’d turn to Egypt. There are many fantastic pieces of history that have come out of Ancient Egypt. It’s no wonder for centuries there has been a great interest in collecting Egyptian … Read More Collecting Egyptian Antiquities – A Complete Guide and What to Look Out for.

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How to Buy Roman Art and Artefacts – A Complete Collecting Guide

One of our biggest periods of interest here at Pax Romana is that of Ancient Rome – and it’s no surprise! The Romans left us many beautiful and well-preserved artefacts from all of Europe. In this article we’re giving you an introductory Roman Art Collecting Guide to help you on your antiquities journey! What do we class as ‘Roman Art’? To put it simply … Read More How to Buy Roman Art and Artefacts – A Complete Collecting Guide

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5 Ancient History Documentaries to Watch this Weekend

As we approach the weekend, many of us history fanatics like to relax and learn about our favourite historical periods. However, it can be difficult to know what documentaries are good quality and what is worth watching when there are so many out there. Here at Pax Romana, we’re passionate about sharing ancient history and making it accessible to all. So, here are 5 … Read More 5 Ancient History Documentaries to Watch this Weekend

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History of the Battle Axe – Chopping through 3,000 years of History

Axes are some of the earliest man-made tools we have. Indeed, the first examples are found in Australia between 49,000 and 44,000 BC! They are extremely useful tools, and for that reason are found across the ancient world. However, for this article we’re going to run you through 3,000 years of history of the battle axe as a military weapon. We’ll take a look … Read More History of the Battle Axe – Chopping through 3,000 years of History

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What is Gandhara Art? – A Straight Forward Guide to Collecting Gandhara Art and its History

Antiquities are not just from ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt but can come all over the world. As the Roman Empire rose and fell, the Kushan Empire in Gandhara was flourishing in what is modern day Pakistan. The art that was created in this period has long been praised for its unique style and bold designs. Taking influence from a variety of different cultures, … Read More What is Gandhara Art? – A Straight Forward Guide to Collecting Gandhara Art and its History

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Ancient Animals – The Human Connection to Animals throughout History

Throughout time, the human connection to animals is undeniable. Whether it’s in food production, labour, companionship or travel, animals today still play an incredibly important role in our lives. In our modern world, day to day interactions with animals – aside from our beloved pets – are less frequent. Even so, images of animals are everywhere. A cute puppy picture on your phone’s lock … Read More Ancient Animals – The Human Connection to Animals throughout History