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The plundering of Syracuse and Tarentum at the end of the 3rd century bc
marked the beginning of a flow of Greek art treasures into Rome that continued
for several centuries and played a leading role in the aesthetic education of the
Figure 73: Roman marble portraits of the Republic. (Top left) Head of an elderly
veiled man, c. 75-65 BC. In the Vatican Museum, Rome. Life-size. (Top right)
Portrait in death-mask style, 1st century BC. In the Museo di Antichita, Turin, Italy.
These inventions probably came from Central Asia; the Huns, for example, knew
the saddle, horseshoes, and stirrups in the 5th century ad. In the 6th century bc,
wheels with 34 spokes were buried in the Altai Mountains. The Chinese made ...
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