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Exhibit Explores Ancient Roman 'Designer' Labels, Trademarks

In an ancient twist to today's Made-in-Italy labeling, Romans of some 2,000 years ago took to branding with zeal, putting names, trademarks and other identifying details with meticulous care on items including tableware, plumbing pipes and lead ammunition for slingshots.   The ancients' passion and pride in labeling their products and possessions is amply documented in an exhibit installed in the towering halls of the ruins of Trajan's Markets, once an efficient, bustling...

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