Jesse Conant

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Found: Ancient Warrior's Helmet, Owner Unknown

A Greek bronze helmet, covered with gold leaf and decorated with snakes, lions and a peacock's tail (or palmette), has been discovered in the waters …

A Second Triumphal Arch of Titus Discovered

The excavation site of a second triumphal arch of Titus in Rome’s Circus Maximus. <i>Photo: Courtesy the</i> Telegraph.<p>Archaeologists in Rome have discovered …

Provence's Pont du Gard and the Greatness of Ancient Rome

Throughout the ancient world, aqueducts were like flags of stone that heralded the greatness of Rome. A visit to the Pont du Gard (the most famous and impressive surviving Roman aqueduct, near Avignon) shows how these structures still proclaim the wonders of that age. This impressively preserved …

Ancient Rome's Aqueducts Held Less Water Than Previously Thought

The majestic aqueduct that fed water to ancient Rome carried less of the life-giving liquid than previously thought, new research suggests.<p>The Anio …

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Ancient Egyptian tombs containing mummies of powerful figures discovered near Nile River

An excavation team has discovered six tombs in Egypt that date back to the Late Period of the ancient dynasties.<p>The tombs were found in an ancient …

Suicide attacks, Egypt, and cultural destruction

The Karnak temple is one of the oldest religious sites in the world.<p>Three suicide bombers have today attacked an ancient religious site in Egypt …

False Doors: The Gateways to the Egyptian Underworld

As the name would suggest, a false door is an imitation door usually found in mortuary temples and tombs across ancient Egypt. Facing west, these …

What If Alexander the Great Left His Empire to One Person?

As Alexander the Great lay on his deathbed in 323 B.C., his generals reportedly asked to whom he left his empire. "To the strongest," Alexander said, …