Greek & Roman “Ketchup”

Garum is a fermented fish sauce used by ancient Greece, Rome and even Byzantium. Liquamen is similar to garum and they were sometimes considered the same thing. Garum is made from fish intestines and salt to create a "liqueur." It in many cases was used to salt foods, because it would add moisture instead of... Continue Reading →

Mosaic Fragments, Roman 300-500 CE

Mosaics were a prominent art form in ancient Greek society made with small natural stones set in mortar. Over time, the natural stones were replaced with tiny tiles, called tessera. Tessera were made using stone, glass, ceramic, wood or bones. As time passed, mosaics became more decorative and intricate. Since both Greeks and Romans desired... Continue Reading →

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