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Find the time travelers!

Although in the ancient Roman town of Augusta Raurica,

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these pictures where shot in 2013 …

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Can you spot the time travelers (more or less) hidden in the public?

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There can be more than one…

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Click to magnify…time travelers spotted with a 70-200 VR-II mounted on D800

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Etiam hic Augusta Raurica sunt gladiatores!

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Ave Caesar, morituri te salutant hic Augusta Raurica!”

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Hic sunt homini artis gladio pugnandi periti

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Pugnabant retiarii sine parma sed rete

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Pugnabant secutores scuta et pugione

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Hoplomachi clipeo, hasta, pugione

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Thraeces rectangula parma et sica supina

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Murmillones provocatoresque scuto et gladio

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“Ad augusta per angusta!” Pictures shot at the Roemerfest 2013

Of beauty at the time of the ancient Romans

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I have come from Miletos to Latmos

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on a white chariot

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drawn by four snow-white horses,

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all their trappings silver.

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I sailed from Alexandria in a purple trireme

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to perform sacred rites

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sacrifices and libations

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in honour of Endymion.

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And here is it.

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I now watch at

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Endymion’s famous beauty.

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Adapted from C. P. Cavafy, “Before the Statue of Endymion”

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Pictures on the performance of Gruppo Danze Antiche @ Roemerfest 2013. Shot with D800 + 70-200 VR-II. Click each picture to magnify it. Click here and here to watch two additional performances of “Danze Antiche” at Roemerfest 2013.

Danze Antiche at Roemerfest 2013 (Augusta Raurica, Basel, Switzerland) part 2

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Not only priestesses (click here for part1) at the Roemerfest 2013!

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The Roman ruins of Augusta Raurica got flooded with Arabian music …

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… and exotic belly dancers from the Gruppo Danze Antiche.

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At the rhythm of tambourines …

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…. and flutes …

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it was easy to forget of barbarians and Roman soldiers …

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All pictures shot with my D800 + 70-200 VR-II, click to magnify them!

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