Pocket Museum: Ancient Rome, by Helen Murphy-Smith
Pocket Museum: Ancient Rome brings together nearly 200 of the finest and most significant artifacts preserved in museums today.
These objects tell the story of the origin of the Roman state from the Early Iron Age cultures, through to the end of the Late Empire in the West.
Richly illustrated with detailed photographs of every object, the informative text reveals how each artifact is a key object in its own right - a creation that commemorates a great event or heralds the start of a new era in creativity or politics.
From coins of the fifth century BC, to pottery made at the time of the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 AD, all the objects reveal an important insight into this highly influential ancient civilization.