The Ashmolean collections from early Italy and the Roman world span the period approximately 1000 BC-AD 500. They include material from the Villanovans, Latins and Etruscans. Objects dating from the Roman Republic and Empire range geographically from Britain to Syria and include the famous Arundel  sculptures and inscriptions, as well as items of daily life and trade. The Romano-British collections are especially strong with material from sites such as Appleford and Woodeaton. The Late Antique and Byzantine collections include ceramics, bronzes, and jewellery, sculpture, inscriptions, gold glass and a collection of icons.