Jean Caserta

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Byzantium or Medieval Greece?

I received my master's degree in "Byzantine" history and during my studies I never questioned the legitimacy of "Byzantine" in describing or distorting the history of the Greeks after their forced conversion to Christianity in the fourth century of our era. Greece had been a Roman province since …

Ancient History

Spanish Builders Just Uncovered 1,300 Lb of Ancient Roman Coins

Jackpot!<p>Some people spend their entire lives searching for ancient treasures without ever finding anything, while others stumble on it without even …

Archaeology

Melqart

Melqart (also Melkarth or Melicarthus) was an important Phoenician god and patron deity of the city of Tyre. Associated with the monarchy, sea, …

Fasces

The <i>fasces</i> were a bundle of rods and a single axe which were carried as a symbol of magisterial and priestly authority in ancient Rome. They featured …

Uncovering ancient Ashkenaz – the birthplace of Yiddish speakers

<b>Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.</b><p>For the first time, a pioneering tool that converts genome data into …