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Cleaning a Roman artefact. Archaeologist using a scalpel to remove corrosion from a Roman sceptre. The sceptre was found during the excavation of Domus Augustea, the house of Augustus (63 BC-14 AD), the first Roman emperor. The house was built in 40 BC and is located on Palatine Hill in Rome. Photographed at the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
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