Carbon 14 Dating Leveraging Particle Accelerators, Ancient Rome’s Reach by the 3rd Century B.C., the Purpose of Busts in the Ancient World, the Roman Advent of Veristic Artwork, the Difference Between Ancient Greek and Ancient Roman Artwork, Romans Growing Beards During Periods of Mourning, the Ancient Romans and Ancient Greeks Using Color for Statues, Egyptian Blue Used to Create Skin Tone Color For Statues, the Purpose of Tessaera for Mosaics, Roman Technique to Bind Paint and Oil, Octavian Becoming the First Emperor of Ancient Rome, and the Concept of Presenting Youth and Beauty Within Portraiture

Carbon 14 which successfully dates pieces from antiquity, is done so using a particle accelerator. By the 3rd century BC, Rome had subjugated first the Italian peninsula, then Carthage, Greece, and beyond. It is theorized that busts were used in various ritual contexts in the ancient world, sometimes at funerals for example for wealthy Roman aristocrats. The most profound innovation of Roman art is referred to as the “veristic” portrait which is essentially a true to life, warts and all style of...

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