The Oldest Doors in Rome, Dating Back to 115 AD. Human For Scale.

Tuesday 1st of December 2020

The Oldest Doors in Rome, Dating Back to 115 AD. Human For Scale.

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Imagine that one of your direct ancestors walked through those doors.
Those are impressive now, imagine seeing them in the 2nd century.
Humans must have been really tall back then.


What You Really Think

I'm confused as to how those doors even open and closed that long ago. Must have taken 20 people just to open the fuckers enough to slide some paper through.

A time traveler might have hidden something in there and we'll never know.

Would you listen to my coming-of-age orgy story if I walked through that door?

No imagine them but, unfortunately, dead.

Oh my Jupiter! Octavia you wont believe what Claudius did last night, he went to the colosseum with Flavia!

I wanna here the gossip idc about the battles and changes of power etc. I wanna know who fucked who and who lied about it.

A rough look tells me around 3 stories.

Just imagine how many people got distracted and accidentally walked into those doors.

Giants probably with huge dicks, I'd like to see that tbh.

God they were so tall.

Yea Aruellius, I got the clap, from Normius the giant over on IIX street.

Most of them wouldn't be able to tell you anything because they are dead.

>and the stories they could tell you. Me: "DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH????? EEENGLIIIISSH".

Imagine the number of people who have stubbed their toe on the frame.

>Augustuss court: his wife, his daughter, his grandsons,his stepsons, his sister, Agrippa, the relatives, servants,friends, Areius, Maecenas, the doctors, the sacrificial priests. . . the whole court, dead.And consider the others . . . not just the deaths of individuals (like the family of the Pompeys). That line they write on tombslast surviving descendant. Consider their ancestors anxietythat there be a successor. But someone has to be the last. There, too, the death of a whole house. - Marcus Aurelius Emperor Aurelius may have walked through those doors himself, and there he is writing his book about those that came before him who were now rendered into dust. The briefness of life is a theme in his book.

And how fucking tall they were.

I had a similar feeling in Ercolano and Pompei. The people that walked through that place. The wine bars, the streets, the theater. I cannot explain the somber feeling it gives you.

An Italian Youtuber made a video where he interviewed a few flat earth era and their theories were like this big therefore giants, most of the ancient buildings here in Italy are massive so all the flat earth era here are like hhhhmmmm yes, giants.

The giants were Mechs.

Perfect home for Amazonian women.

Time is such a tricky concept to visualize. We exist in such deep chasms of time that it becomes impossible to think of a time beyond our century.

No one in Rome would've cared about Jesus during his lifetime. And even in 115 CE when these door were built Christianity was just a tiny offshoot of judaism.

True, but people back then didnt have the luxuries of efficient long distance communication. Almost nobody within Rome would have even known of Jesuss brief existence, because the only people who would care to know are those within the near regions of where that was occurring at the time, like, within miles. The people of Rome cared about nothing more than what was happening inside their village/town/city (most people never even ventured outside where they were born).

Interestingly, there are no written records of Jesus of Nazareth from the Romans. While it's possible someone could have seen him, he has almost no impact within his lifetime--it was only generations after his death that his cult began to gain influence.

Ponc Pilate: oh Fvck isvit that jvesu again. I'm gvonna bvld a fvkng port heare.

Kinda reminds me of the world's oldest wheel which was found in a marsh 20km south of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Basically looks like your stereotypical wheel from a medieval cart.

Super cool! Thanks for posting this!

Well yea no one's stealing doors from an island nation, all the small doors in rome are likely in the bottom of the Mediterranean or were burned in the dozens of sacks of the city. Only the heaviest, most annoying to steal/destroy things last for this long, especially in Rome.

Who knew "oldest door" was a thing people tracked.

A man of culture.

I would love to see a picture of this!

> Untold generations of cats doing their part to get through this monolith of a wooden door. Sure. What actually happened is, probably around 599 years ago, someone got sick of the damn cats always yowling and scratching at the door, and cut a hole to shut them up. And then for the next 599 years the cats going through it polished the edges. Source: I have cats.

This is such a poignant reminder that there's meaning to our lives, even when we don't see it, on large time scales. No cat knew they would eventually scratch through, but their archaic drive existed to achieve it, nonetheless. With time and commitment, comes progress.

Lol last time it was your grampa no?: My family went to visit our grandfather in "the old country". He lived out in the countryside in a beautiful old 700 y.o. building that had been a barn at some point. In the back of the house was an ancient wooden door that led into a "mud" room where you would take off your muddy clothes before coming into the main house. It had a perfectly smooth, perfectly round hole about the size of a person's head, about 6" above the bottom of the door. I asked him what that hole was for. He said, "the cats made that! They scratch at the door to be let out at night". Well, I was confused. This door was almost 8" thick oak, and he had only 1 fat lazy cat. It would've taken that cat forever to claw through that wood! Then he explained that cats had been scratching at that spot for *centuries* to be let out. Each generation of cat would slowly scratch away a little bit of the door. Then, when the hole had finally been big enough for a kitten to get through, generations of kittens had gone through it and worn the hole smoother, and bigger, until bigger cats could get through, then they had worn it bigger and smoother still. That blew me away. Untold thousands of cats over the course of centuries!

This is probably the fourth time I heard this story lol.

I call bull shit.

You better have a pic.

> That blew me away. Untold generations of cats doing their part to get through this monolith of a wooden door. nice story, but i hope you don't think it's true. :-).

> When i asked him about the hole, he explained, "Every cat that has ever lived in this house, for hundreds of years, has scratched at that spot to be let out at night. After a few hundred years, they wore out a big enough hole that kittens could go through it. After a few more hundred years of kittens constantly going through it and wearing out the wood further, the hole got big enough that the grown cats could go in and out of it too." Or thats a family tale. I have trouble believing cats systematically scratched a perfectly round whole through thick wood. Cats scratch things. They dont tunnel through wood.

I'm having the craziest deja vu that I've read this before. Did you comment this before in a different thread like a long time ago?

He pulled your leg. My gramps old farm had those holes in some doors so cats could move freely and control mice and rats.

You must post a photo! Pretty please?!

Ive literally heard this same story on here no less than a dozen times.

How's the house almost 600 years old, but the spot where the cats scratch it 700 years old?

Yea... Im gunna go ahead and say thats probably a glory hole. Especially if its anywhere near Rome.

90% sure ive seen a photo of this exact hole on r/wellworn so let me go find it.

Sounds more likely that the owner just cut out a hole at some point.

Remindme! 1 day.

Reminds me of The Doctor's speech. "How many seconds to eternity?".

How many seconds in eternity? Hope someone gets this, lol.

Yeah, I may have 10-15 doors in my house, but they're all puny doors and cheaply made in comparison. How can I even call it a house with doors such as mine?!

]zoom in to see it!]().

Shes holding it behind her back.

That's inside her. she ate it.

R/RedditMoment.

Can we stop with the banana for scale joke on every post that has something with a size ? its really over done.

Damn, I got way down here hoping I'd get to say it haha nice.

I was hoping someone said it.

Funny you say this, since the Pantheon was finished only 10 years later. It's original doors, however, were stolen by the pope and the bronze has been used for the altar that is now in the Saint Peter's Cathedral.

You can see the interior of the dome through the top of the doorway.

Yes, the main doors as you enter from the palazzo. Fun fact, the right door (from the outside) was stuck closed for centuries, only repaired in the mid 1980's.

You. An see a sign next to her.

The Beautiful Door of the Hagia Sophia is from the 2nd century BC, transported in the 9th century AD from a pagan temple, likely from Tarsus. That's the oldest (standing) one that came up in the whole "old doors of Europe" insanity here.

I believe these are at the Pantheons entrance.

All signs of the left are misleading. Another libtard destroyed.

People were shorter back then.

This reminded me they were smaller back then which makes this even more incredible.

Hands and tools.

The first panthion was wood and burned. I forget when and if it was before or after Marcus Aurillus. But there is tons of stuff in and around Rome that was centuries old when Marcus lived.

Probably nothing. Most big empires built giant structures because it showed off their power. Rome used this gargantuan building style in monuments and government buildings to show off the spectacle and grandeur of their empire, usually to impress foreigners and bring pride to their people.

A man of culture, I see.

Called Jesus's dad.

Measure twice, cut once.

Niiiiiice Mr. Mojorison.

Totally not a robot.

I'm not saying it was aliens, but...

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