Roman terracotta oil lamp with Helios., 100-200 A.D.

The Phoenicians will popularize the use of skylights and thanks to trade will be distributed throughout the Mediterranean. More popular will be the Romans and Greeks who will be made to mold, and with various scenes, which for their economic price and interest used to be collectible. In this lucerna appears Helios, who was the Roman divinity of the fire and was also identified by the sun. It was said that Apollo himself, or Helios, were the ones who carried the chariot of fire that travelled all over the ecumenie (what the Greeks understood by the world); this was the dawn.


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