Roman Chariot Races at the British Empire Exhibition
The Great Circus at Wembley - The Thrilling Roman Chariot Races at Wembley Stadium. A new thrill for visitors to the British Empire Exhibition, based on the races in the famous Circus Maximus in Rome at the time of the emperor. The races, organised by Messrs Ginnett and Robertson, comprised 400-500 performers taking part in each of two daily performances of this mammoth circus in the stadium. Depicted by Fortunino Matania, special artist for The Sphere who drew many historical reconstructions (even though this is a contemporary illustration of an actual historical reconstruction!). Date: 1925
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Indian elephant, Elephas maximus indicus
Indian elephant, Elephas maximus indicus, and African bush elephant, Loxodonta africana.. Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Frederic Cuvier's Dictionary of Natural Science: Mammals, Paris, France, 1816. Illustration by J. G. Pretre, engraved by Joyeau, directed by Pierre Jean-Francois Turpin, and published by F.G. Levrault. Jean Gabriel Pretre (1780-1845) was painter of natural history at Empress Josephine's zoo and later became artist to the Museum of Natural History.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans
Ruins of Timgad, Algeria
Timgad - Algeria - Roman Ruins. Known as Thamugas by the Romans, Timgad was a Roman colonial town in North Africa founded by the Emperor Trajan. The 'Decumanus Maximus' - the main east-west-oriented road in a Roman city, castra (military camp), or colonia.
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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