This Day in Ancient History ~ ante diem vii kalendas novembres

ante diem vii kalendas novembres

English: The Bothmer Gallery at the Metropolit...

The Bothmer Gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the rooms dedicated to former curator Dietrich von Bothmer.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • ludi Victoriae Sullanae (day 1) — games held in honour of Victoria commemorating Sulla’s defeat of the Samnites in 82 B.C.
  • 1656 B.C. — Noah enters the ark (this must be Bishop Ussher again)
  • 31 A.D. — suicide of Apicata, wife of the disgraced Praetorian Praefect Sejanus
  • ca 250 A.D. — martyrdom of Lucian and Marcian
  • 1852 — during a “violent storm” at Athens, one of the columns of the “Temple of Jupiter Olympus” was toppled
  • 1917 — birth of Machteld Mellink (archaeologist and staunch advocate against the trade of looted antiquities)
  • 1918 — birth of Dietrich von Bothmer (curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Metropolitan)
  • 2008 — death of Fr Michele Piccirillo (co founder of the mosaic museum in Jordan)
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