roman history

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    Interesting facts about the ancient Romans

    This is my first article this year. I have summarised all the fascinating and intriguing factoids I could find about the ancient Romans in the 9 books I have read on the subject over the last year. The page also serve as a general overview on Roman lifestyle and culture. I hope you like it...
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    Decapitation Burial Ritual in Roman-Era Britain?

    SUFFOLK, ENGLAND—BBC News reports that up to 40 percent of the skeletons unearthed in a fourth-century Roman cemetery in eastern England had been decapitated. Andrew Peachey of Archaeological Solutions thinks the heads were carefully removed after death. “We are looking at a very specific part...
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    1st Century AD Roman Fort

    WARSAW, POLAND—According to a Science in Poland report, researchers led by Emil Jęczmienowski of the University of Poland's Institute of Archaeology have found traces of a first-century A.D. Roman fort in a farmer’s field near the Romanian-Serbian border and mapped it with geophysical equipment...
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    Hundreds of gold coins dating to Rome's Imperial era found in Italy

    The most I've ever found on the floor was a $20 bill. It certainly would be nice to stubble upon something like this!
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    Ancient poop from Roman-era Ephesus shows that rich and poor had different parasites

    Forbes: Ancient Roman Poop Shows Rich And Poor Were Infected By Different Parasites "Using samples of ancient poop and dirt from a private house, public latrine, and harbor, a group of researchers has concluded that the rich and poor inhabitants of Ephesus, Turkey, may have been infected by...
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    After nearly two decades, Rome’s Palatine Hill reopens ancient walkway

    An ancient pathway leading from the southern edges of the Eternal City’s Palatine Hill up to the Roman Forum is now open to the public after an 18-year wait. The route encompasses a whopping 1500 years of history, spanning imperial residences like the Domus Augusti and Domus Severiana. Also...
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    Gold-covered equestrian bronze statue found in Roman town in Germany

    After a very modern-looking shoe, here is another amazing find from a Roman settlement near Frankfurt. National Geographic: This Golden Head Adds a Twist to Ancient Roman History "After nearly a decade of legal wrangling, a piece of ancient Roman sculpture worth almost U.S. $2 million has...
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    Stylish ancient Roman shoe found in Germany

    This is quite impressive. It almost looks like a modern shoe! It is on display at the Saalburg, a reconstructed Roman fort just outside Frankfurt-am-Main. Exquisitely Designed 2,000-Year-Old Roman Shoe Discovered in a Well
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    Modern European development driven by Ancient Roman infrastructure

    A team of Danish economists have argued that European roads built by the Romans 2,000 years ago played a decisive role in the modern economic development of the Continent, the Washington Post reports. According to the economists’ research, the density of roads and trade links originally laid...
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    Large Roman or Thracian Tomb of Nobleman from 3rd Century CE found in Bulgaria

    Bulgarian archaeologists have finished mapping out the extent of a large Roman tomb near the city of Plovdiv and were preparing to begin excavations on the tomb, Bulgarian National Television (BNT) reported on July 25. Located under the Maltepe burial mound, one of the largest of its kind on...
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    Roman Colosseum Holographic-Battles

    There is one more reason to book a ticket to Rome immediately. Tourists can now experience the Opening Games at the Colosseum just like before. Although time travel still might not happen in the near future, a brand new show in the Colosseum will give people a glimpse of it. Called the Sangue...
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    Vulci Burial better defines social continuity between Etruscans & Romans

    ROME - An exceptional discovery was made at the Vulci archaeological site, where a treasure of coins from the 3rd century B.C. was found intact, according to a statement from the site's scientific department. The discovery included 15 large bronze coins, which were likely originally stored in a...
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    Roman Inscription Unearthed in Thracian City

    YAMBOL, BULGARIA—Archaeology in Bulgaria reports that an intact Roman-era inscription has been uncovered in the ancient Thracian city of Kabyle, which is located in southeastern Bulgaria. The city was home to rulers of the Odrysian Thracian kingdom from the fifth century B.C. until the first...
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    4th Century BC Privileged Social Class Roman Skeletons to undergo DNA Testing

    ROME — Sometimes the most extraordinary finds occur by sheer luck. At least that was the case of a fourth century B.C. chamber tomb that came to light five weeks ago during the construction of an aqueduct in a Rome suburb, when an earthmover accidentally opened a hole in the side of the...
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    13 Facts about Rome's Pantheon

    Long free to enter, Rome's iconic Pantheon will start charging visitors to enter this week. These facts might convince you the €2 ticket is worth it. As Italy's Ministry of Culture announced last year, from May 2nd the Pantheon will introduce an entry fee to help cover the costs of maintaining...
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    Was E-V13 a major lineage of Hallstatt Celts and Italics?

    The distribution and origins of E-V13 are one of the most perplexing of any haplogroups. Over the years people have hypothesised that it originated with ancient Greeks, Neolithic farmers, Balkans people, Steppe people, Romans, Celts, Indo-Europeans in general or whatever imaginable scenario...
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    'The First King' ('Il Primo Re') film about Romulus and Remus

    The historical epic is produced by Rovere and Andrea Paris’ Groenlandia with Rai Cinema, in association with Roman Citizen and Belgian Gapbusters. Indie Sales is handling worldwide sales. Principal photography finished in December and 01 will distribute in Italy in 2018. Set before the...
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    Roman Cameo Glass may have been produced differently than Experts have thought

    An artist, a physicist and a classicist at ANU may have together overturned a 2,000-year old theory about Roman glass making. Experts in the area are debating whether a decorative glass making technique known as cameo glass was blown or cold-pressed. At stake is the origin of the British...
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    Roman Reservoir in Bulgaria

    MUSINA, BULGARIA—Archaeology in Bulgaria reports that a team of researchers led by archaeologist Kalin Chakarov of the Pavlikeni Museum of History has investigated a water catchment reservoir at a spring inside Musina Cave, a water source that supplied the ancient city of Nicopolis ad Istrum...
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    Rome subway construction uncovers 2nd-century military home

    Excavating ancient ruins is a worthy interruption, imo