Museo Nazionale Romano (Baths of Diocletian)
One of the most famous exhibits in the Museo Nazionale Romano (Baths of Diocletian) is an ancient Roman mosaic of a skeleton reclining on a couch.
The skeleton is pointing to two words, which translate as 'Know thyself', an aphorism that was inscribed in the pronaos of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, according to the Greek traveller and geographer Pausanias (c. 110 - c. 180 CE).
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My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
small-group walking tours
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