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New article “Emperor Caracalla” by Peter Balanck

A few Roman emperors are remembered as pitiless tyrants who treated their contemporaries and subjects poorly. Emperor Caracalla, who ruled the Roman Empire between AD 37 and 41, was one of these tyrants. History damns him for killing his brother Geta in order to secure the emperorship […]Read more

2,000 year old Roman documents, written by hand found at London building site

2,000 year old Roman documents, written by hand found at  London building site
A piece of wood with the words ‘Londinio Mogontio’ composed on it in ADVERTISEMENT 65/80, which is the very first referral to Roman London. Image: PA Wire/Press Association Images Archaeologists revealed Wednesday they have actually found numerous composing tablets from Roman London consisting of the earliest handwritten […]Read more

Ancient Roman treasure trove found off coast of Caesarea

Ancient Roman treasure trove found off coast of Caesarea
Author: captainginodotcom Ancient Roman treasure trove found off coast of Caesarea   The Antiquities Authority called the discovery the biggest treasure uncovered in at least 30 years. A treasure trove of ancient artifacts that made their way to the bottom of the sea when a merchant ship went down […]Read more

Exotic Goods and Foreign Luxuries: The Ancient Roman Marketplace

Exotic Goods and Foreign Luxuries: The Ancient Roman Marketplace
Author: ancientoriginsThe word forum is a Latin term denoting a ‘public open space’. In ancient Rome, forums would normally be found in the center of cities, and were often surrounded by a number of other buildings, such as temples, basilicas, and shops. Thus, the forum was considered as theRead more

Mithridates VI of Pontus: The Poison King of Pontus and Aggravation to Rome

Mithridates VI of Pontus: The Poison King of Pontus and Aggravation to Rome
Author: ancientorigins Mithridates VI, whose full name is Mithridates VI Eupator Dionysius, was a famous king of Pontus, a Hellenistic kingdom in Asia Minor of Persian origin. He lived between the 2nd and 1st centuries BC. He is best known for his conflict with the Roman Republic in the threeRead more

Laid-back ancient skeleton mosaic has sage advice

Laid-back ancient skeleton mosaic has sage advice
(CNN)It’s the ancient equivalent of”do not stress, enjoy. ” Turkish archaeologists have actually uncovered a 2,400-year-old mosaic that includes an easygoing skeletal system, reclining with a cup beside a bottle of wine and loaf of bread, surrounded by the sensible words: “Be joyful, enjoy your life,” according […]Read more

Divers discover ancient Roman treasure trove in shipwreck

Divers discover ancient Roman treasure trove in shipwreck
Caesarea, Israel (CNN)The 2 scuba divers understood they discovered something unique in the shallow waters of the ancient Roman port of Caesarea, on the Mediterranean Sea. < div class=”zn-body __ paragraph “>   What they didn’t understand was that they had actually found a 1,600-year-old shipwreck, its […]Read more

Enormous haul of ancient Roman coins unearthed in Spain

Enormous haul of ancient Roman coins unearthed in Spain
< mention class =”el-editorial-source”>(CNN) More than 1,300 extra pounds (590kg)of bronze Roman coins dating to the Third century A.D. have actually been uncovered by building and construction workers excavating a trench in Spain.   The coins were located in 19 amphoras, a type of Roman jug,   […]Read more

Palmyra’s Arch of Triumph recreated in London – BBC News

Palmyra’s Arch of Triumph recreated in London – BBC News
Image copyright AP Image caption Boris Johnson unveiled the structure in Trafalgar Square A replica of a Syrian monument, two millennia old and destroyed by so-called Islamic State in Syria, has been erected in London’s Trafalgar Square. The scale model of the Arch of Triumph has been […]Read more

Pompeii: is this the best they can do with 105m?

Pompeii: is this the best they can do with 105m?
The emergency restoration begun in 2013 seems to have ground to a halt, with many of the lost citys wonders hidden behind ugly fences. Call this a rescue? Whats the point of loving Pompeii if we let it fall? The ancient Roman city preserved in ash by […]Read more

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