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Hannibal’s route through Alps may have been found

(CNN)Remarkable exactly what you can find out from horse manure.   In 218 B.C., the Carthaginian general Hannibal Barca led an army of more than 30,000 men, 15,000 horses and mules and– famously– about 40 elephants northeast through Europe and crossed the Alps to assault the Roman […]Read more

How Ancient Horse-Dung Bacteria Is Helping Our Team Locate Where Hannibal Crossed The Alps

How Ancient Horse-Dung Bacteria Is Helping Our Team Locate Where Hannibal Crossed The Alps
Regardless of countless years of effort by fantastic scholars, the great enigma of where Hannibal crossed the Alps to get into Italy continued to be unsolved. Now it appears like we might just have actually broken it all thanks to contemporary science and a little bit of […]Read more

From Stonehenge to Nefertiti: how high-tech archaeology is transforming our view of history

From Stonehenge to Nefertiti: how high-tech archaeology is transforming our view of history
A current discovery might radically alter our views of among the worlds most popular historical sites, Tutankhamuns tomb. Scans of the complex in Egypts Valley of the Kings exposed it may still consist of undiscovered chambers perhaps even the resting location of Queen Nefertiti although we have […]Read more

‘Lost’ roads of ancient Rome discovered with 3D laser scanners | Fox News

‘Lost’ roads of ancient Rome discovered with 3D laser scanners | Fox News
The U.K.’s Environmental Company launched this picture of Vindolanda, a Roman fort in northern England, simply south of Hadrian’s Wall. (Environmental Company) Laser scans of Britain’s terrain might expose weathered Roman roads that have been hidden for centuries across the countryside of northern England. Over the previous […]Read more

Ancient Roman tavern found littered with patrons’ drinking bowls | Fox News

Ancient Roman tavern found littered with patrons’ drinking bowls | Fox News
An aerial view of the excavated tavern. Keep in mind the kitchen area, which held the bread ovens and millstones, and the dining hall, which has a bench around 3 of its walls. (Copyright 2016 Classical times Publications Ltd. Reprinted with the consent of Cambridge University Press) […]Read more

Rome wasn’t planned in a day in fact it wasn’t planned at all

Rome wasn’t planned in a day  in fact it wasn’t planned at all
The grid system which the Roman republic exported all over Europe was never employed in the capital itself. The city has always lacked a coherent plan save for the monumental temple that once towered over it According to Tacitus, possibly the biggest of all Roman historians, it […]Read more

Was Jesus Really Nailed To The Cross?

Was Jesus Really Nailed To The Cross?
Jesuss crucifixion is probably one of the most familiar images to emerge from Christianity. Excellent Friday, one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar, marks the occasion. But what was crucifixion? And why was Jesus killed that method? Crucifixion was a Roman approach of punishment. Suspended […]Read more

Coligny Calendar: The 1,800-Year-Old Lunisolar calendar banned by the Romans

Coligny Calendar: The 1,800-Year-Old Lunisolar calendar banned by the Romans
In 1897, the Gaulish Coligny Calendar was discovered in Coligny, Ain, France.  The bronze calendar was found broken into 73 pieces, which together form a 5 foot wide, 3.5 foot high bronze tablet. When assembled, it displays a lunisolar calendar, which follows both moon phases and the timeRead more

Exotic origins of Roman Londoners revealed by DNA analysis of bones

Exotic origins of Roman Londoners revealed by DNA analysis of bonesMuseum of London study into skeletal remains of four of the earliest Londoners discovers how they lived – and died  This skull of a Roman Londoner who met a violent end was found in a pit with 38 others. Photograph: BBCRead more

Dumnorix of the Aedui vs Caesar & Rome  – pt.II

Dumnorix of the Aedui vs Caesar & Rome  – pt.II
“In  the  subsequent  years,  Caesar  conducted  his  famous  Conquest  of  Gaul,  crashing  the  Suebi  of  Ariovistus  and  the  Belgians.  After  the  Roman  victory  over  the  Belgians,  Diviciacus,  the  main  supporter  of  the  Gallic  collaboration  with  Rome,  disappears  from  Caesar’s  narrative.  Liscus  also  disappears  from  his  narrative  but  this  is  explainableRead more

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