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What Greece's Leaders Can Learn From Greek Philosophers

While Greek thinkers Socrates, Plato and Aristotle are known as some of Western civilization's greatest philosophers, and not necessarily economists, …

Do as the Romans do: What one of the world's greatest civilizations can teach us about immigration

As a Roman historian, I’m struck by how often people ask why the Roman empire ended, since a far more interesting question is surely how it managed …

Bronze Bust of Putin as Roman Emperor to Be Unveiled

The St Petersburg's Cossack community has promised to mark Russia’s anniversary of the allied victory over the Nazis by unveiling a bronze bust of …

Beyond the Colosseum: Roman Amphitheaters Outside of Rome

You’ve crossed the Colosseum off your list, so now what? The Roman Empire at its peak stretched around the Mediterranean and up into Europe, building thriving cities all the way. These 10 destinations boast some of the best preserved Roman amphitheatres outside Rome.

Travertine reveals ancient Roman aqueduct supply

For hundreds of years, the Anio Novus aqueduct carried water 87 km (54 miles) from the Aniene River of the Apennine Mountains down into Rome. Built …

Horse Racing (U.S.)

Dazzling jewels from an Ethiopian grave reveal 2,000-year-old link to Rome

British archaeology team uncovers stunning Aksumite and Roman artefacts<p>Spectacular 2,000-year-old treasures from the Roman empire and the Aksumite kingdom, which ruled parts of north-east Africa for several centuries before 940AD, have been discovered by British archaeologists in northern …

Archaeology

2,000-Year-Old Treasure Discovered In Black Sea Fortress

Residents of a town under siege by the Roman army about 2,000 years ago buried two hoards of treasure in the town's citadel — treasure recently …

Archaeology

Syria civil war: Bomb damages Aleppo's ancient citadel

<b>A bomb explosion has caused part of the walls of Aleppo's ancient citadel to collapse.</b><p>Built in the 13th Century, it overlooks Aleppo's Old City and is part of a UN-listed World Heritage site.<p>Syrian government forces have been using the citadel as a military position.<p>Government and rebel forces have …

Bronze Age Gold Spirals May Have Been Sacrificed to Gods

A pile of 2,000 tangled gold spirals that bring to mind heaps of the fairy tale princess Rapunzel's golden locks were recently unearthed in …

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 …

The Greek crisis reveals a nation crushed by ancient history

Sitting at the café of the Technopolis cultural centre in downtown Athens, cigarillo in hand, Antonis Kafetzopoulos, one of Greece's best-known …

Alexis Tsipras is just doing what an ancient Athenian would

His heroic refusal to be cowed by the EU should be an example to us all<p>The EU finds it difficult to understand what drives the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Quite simply, he is a fifth-century bc Athenian democrat living in a 21st-century oligarchic world.<p>Ancient Greeks feared two conditions …

Ancient Greek Sandals: a success story grown in Corfu

The Greek crisis seems a world away from life on Kavvadia, a farm in Tzavros, a 20-minute drive from Corfu Town, on the island of Corfu. The 50-acre farm is an idyllic picture of olive and cypress trees, terracotta pots and hot sunshine. From the bedroom window you can glimpse the …

Sandals

Without Europe's generosity, Greece's museums are ancient history

Greek crisis: Tsipras returns to Athens to gather support for bailout deal - live<p>Read more<p>It comes as no surprise that Greek museums have been threatened with closure in this summer’s mounting crisis. The Art Newspaper reports that museum directors feared last week their institutions would soon …

Europe

Ancient Greece’s Answer to the Financial Crisis

Greece’s real deficit? Knowledgeable citizens and accountable institutions.<p>The Greek debt crisis is playing out as if, as Henry Ford said, history is …

Did American volcanoes trigger fall of Roman Empire?

American volcanoes sparked a huge dust cloud triggering catastrophic climate change which could have dealt the final blow to the Roman Empire<p>On March 24 536AD the sky suddenly darkened across continental Europe as a thick dust cloud rolled in and stayed put for 18 months.<p>Historians such as …

Hail, Eddie Stobartus: camels were HGVs of Roman Britain

Camels legendarily carried the three wise men across the desert to pay homage to Jesus. Those were the lucky ones. Archeologists have discovered that …

Ancient Roman frescos 'worthy of Pompeii' found in southern France

Archeologists in Arles have unearthed one of the only full Roman murals ever found outside Italy<p>Archaeologists have unearthed extremely rare ancient Roman frescoes, comparable to those found in the Villa of Mysteries in Pompeii, in the southern city of Arles.<p>The unexpected discovery was made during …

Ancient History