Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Do you like movies about gladiators?
Well, I'm back from a great vacation in Europe, and thought I'd share some photos from the Gladiatores exhibit that is currently on display at the Colosseum. I'll have to apologise for the pictures beforehand, since there is a lot of glare from the morning light reflecting off of the exhibit display cases.
The armor is part of a collection belonging to Silvano Mattesini, an architect and historian who has commissioned various craftsmen to create reproduction armor and clothing based on his original research. I was only able to find a reference to one of his books, Le Legioni Romane, which has a preview on Google Books.